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Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gerreidae  
 Genus Gerres  
  Gerres limbatus    Cuvier, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Catochaenum limbatum Gerres kapas Gerres lucidus Xystaema limbatum   details
Citation: 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body compressed, moderately deep, with an obtusely angled, elevated back; body depth 2.3 to 2.7 times in standard length. Second anal fin spine more robust than 3rd. Premaxillary groove without scales. Posterior margin of maxilla beyond a vertical through anterior margin of inner dermal eye opening. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 2.5-3 (usually 2.5). Diffused dark saddle patches along the back of live specimens 4 or 5: 1st saddle on nape; 2nd under second to 6th or 7th dorsal fin spine; 3rd beneath anterior soft part of dorsal fin; 4th beneath posterior soft part of dorsal fin; 5th on 1/3 upper caudal peduncle or extending onto upper caudal peduncle or absent. Dorsal fin faint yellowish, with a dark patch on tip of spinous portion above a line running from middle of second dorsal spine to tip of 6th dorsal spine; caudal fin pale yellow; anal fin with anterior half yellow or dull orange, posterior whitish hyaline. 
Habitat: Lives in tidal areas of estuaries and very shallow coastal waters. Feeds on small animals living on mud-sand bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia and the South China Sea. It is occasionally found in coastal waters of Penghu Islands, western Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381681
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