D. VIII, I+21-22; A. II, I+17-18; P. i+19-20; G.R. 7-9+19; CLS. 53-61; SLS. 34-37 all scales; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally, usually with a small patch of prepelvic scales. Lateral line moderately arched, becoming straight below 6-7th ray of second dorsal fin. Adults with head and body brassy to yellowish green above, silvery below; a conspicuous pale spot, approximately diameter of pupil, on shoulder just behind posterodorsal margin of opercle; small black spots (forming at about 25 cm fork length) scattered on body above lateral line, becoming more numerous with age; caudal fin with upper lobe uniformly dusky, on lower limb of first gill arch lobe dusky to bright yellow with a distinct, narrow white border; other fins pale to dusky yellow; anal and pelvic fins also with narrow white distal margins.
Predominantly a seaward reef species although juveniles have been taken in estuaries; common on mainland reefs but rarely captured in offshore areas. Feeds primarily on other fishes.
Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is commonfound in all Taiwanese waters, but mainly in the south.
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: 16 - 19. Brassy to yellowish green dorsally, shading to silvery on side with scattered dark spots (becoming more numerous with age), conspicuous silvery white spot just behind upper rear edge of opercle, dusky upper caudal fin lobe, and bright yellow to dusky lower lobe with narrow white border (Ref.
). Body oblong and compressed; dorsal profile moderately convex to second dorsal fin, ventral profile slightly convex. Breast scaleless ventrally, usually with small patch of prepelvic scales. Adipose eyelid weakly developed. (Ref.
Inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, occasionally entering rivers. Juveniles found in estuaries. Swims high over bottom (Ref.
). Solitary or in schools (Ref.
). Feed primarily on fishes. Excellent food fish (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley
, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 24.5 - 28.8, mean 27.6 (based on 586 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.01108 - 0.02725), b=2.96 (2.83 - 3.09), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 4.0 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
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