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Sphyraena flavicauda Rppell, 1838
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sphyraenidae  
 Genus Sphyraena  
  Sphyraena flavicauda    Rüppell, 1838 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Sphyraena chrysotaenia Sphyraena langsar Sphyraena obtusata Sphyraenella flavicauda   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical or slightly compressed. Head long, pointed, scaly on sides and posteriorly on top. Mouth nearly horizontal, large. Jaws elongate, the lower one considerably projecting; large, sharp, flattened or conical teeth of unequal size on jaws and palatines; usually 1 or 2 strong, sharp canines near tip of lower jaw. Maxilla reaching to below anterior nostril. First gill arch with 2 prominent gill rakers. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated; the first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins; the second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 9 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins well before first dorsal-fin origin; tip of pectoral fins not reaching to first dorsal fin; caudal fin forked in all stages. Lateral-line scales 84 to 91. Body with 2 brown or brownish yellow longitudinal stripes when fresh, sometimes absent in non fresh specimens; caudal fin yellowish. 
Habitat: Inhabiting coral reefs or bays. Usually seen during the day in large schools. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to Micronesia; north to southern Japan. It is a common species in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382646
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