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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Seriola  
  Seriola rivoliana  Valenciennes, 1833 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Seriola bonariensisSeriola bovinoculataSeriola colburniSeriola coronataSeriola declivisSeriola dubiaSeriola falcataSeriola ligulataSeriola proximaSeriola ravolianaSeriola rivolacea details
Citation: Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VII, I+28-29; A. II, I+19-20; P. i+19-20; G.R. 7-8+18-19; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla extends to middle of eye, with round dorso-posterior corner. A cutaneous keel on each side of caudal pecuncle developed in adults, but not developed in young. First dorsal fin composed of 5 to 7 spines connected by a membrane. Anterior rays of second dorsal and of anal fin falcate, and longer than lenght of pectoral fin. Finlet none. Brown or olivaceous to bluish green above, sides and belly lighter, sometimes with brassy or lavender reflections; the nuchal bar often persistent in adults, and a faint amber lateral stripe extending backward from eye frequently present; caudal fin dark with a lighter narrow posterior margin; juveniles (from 2 to 18 cm fork length) with a dark nuchal bar extending from the eye to the dorsal-fin origin; 6 dark body bars, each with a light narrow irregular area through their centre vertically, that do not extend into the membranes of the second dorsal and anal fins, and a seventh bar at the end of caudal peduncle; tip of anal fin white; pectoral, pelvic, and caudal fins dusky. 
Habitat: Inhabits outer reef slopes and offshore banks to 160 m or more. Forms small groups. Adults are pelagic and demersal. Young often seen around floating objects. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on invertebrates, to strike trolled artificial bait and bottom- 
Distribution: A circumtropical species. It is rare in Taiwan and only found in northern and southern parts. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted or dried. May cause ciguatera poisoning, particularly in coral reef areas. 
Name Code: 381550
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