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Hemiramphus lutkei Valenciennes, 1847
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Hemiramphidae  
 Genus Hemiramphus  
  Hemiramphus lutkei    Valenciennes, 1847 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Hemiramphus fasciatus Hemiramphus japonicus Hemiramphus lukei Hemiramphus marginatus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate and compressed, with greatly prolonged, beak-like lower jaw; upper jaw short, triangular and scaleless; preorbital ridge absent. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 33 to 46; 9 to 14 on upper, and 24 to 32 on lower limb of arch. Dorsal-fin rays 12 to 15; anal-fin rays 10 to 13; pectoral fins long, reaching beyond anterior margin of nasal pit when folded forward and contained 4.8 to 5.4 times in standard length, with 10 to 12 rays; caudal fin deeply forked, lower lobe much longer than upper. Predorsal scales 35 to 43. Body dark bluish above, silvery white below, with no spots or vertical bars on sides; beak dark with a bright red fleshy tip; upper lobe of caudal fin bluish. 
Habitat: Found more offshore than other species of Hemiramphus in the area; juveniles and immature individuals are relatively common far from shore, usually among floating plants.  
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Indonesia, Philippines, and New Guinea; north to southern Japan, and east to Marcus Islands, the Gilbert Islands, and Samoa. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and dried salted. 
Name Code: 380889
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