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Scomberoides tol (Cuvier, 1832)
Needle-scaled Queenfish; Needlescaled Queenfish; Slender Leatherskin; Chorinemus tol Cuvier, 1832

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Scomberoides  
  Scomberoides tol    (Cuvier, 1832) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Chorinemus tala Chorinemus tol Scomberoides formosanus Scomeroides tol   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VII, I+19-20; A. II, I+18-19; P. i+16-17; G.R. 6-7+17-18; vertebrate 10+16. Maxilla extends to posterior border of pupil. Scales on middle of body slender and needle-like. Lateral line slightly arched above pectoral fin. Body bluish dorsally, white ventrally; adults with 5 to 8 oval or vertically oblong black blotches, the first 4 or 5 of which intersect lateral line (blotches faint or absent in young); distal half of dorsal-fin lobe abruptly and heavily pigmented; anal-fin lobe usually immaculate, white in life. 
Habitat: Usually found in small schools near the surface in coastal waters. As is true of all members of the genus, the spines of the first dorsal and anal fins are venomous (especially the latter) and capable of inflicting painful stings. Feeds primarily on fishe 
Distribution: Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific. It is common in waters around Taiwan, expecially in the western part. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381546
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