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Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lampridiformes  
 Family Lampridae  
 Genus Lampris  
  Lampris guttatus    (Brünnich, 1788) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Lampris immaculata Lampris immaculatus Lampris lauta Lampris luna Lampris regius Scomber gunneri Zeus guttatus Zeus imperialis Zeus luna Zeus regius Zeus stroemii   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body oval, compressed. Teeth absent. Dorsal- and anal-fin bases long; anterior portion of dorsal fin elongate; dorsal-fin rays 48 to 55; anal-fin rays 33 to 41; pectorals long and falcate; pelvic fins similar to pectoral fins in shape and a little longer; caudal fin broadly lunate. Dark steely blue dorsally shading into green with silver and purple iridescence, belly rosy, body covered with silvery spots in irregular rows, light mottling on caudal and dorsal fins; vermillion on fins and jaws, golden around eyes. 
Habitat: Oceanic and apparently solitary. Principal food are squids and small fishes. Probably spawns in the spring. Swims by flapping the pectoral fins. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical and temperate waters. It is found in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Considered a good food fish; marketed fresh and frozen; prepared as sashimi. 
Name Code: 381132
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