Taiwan Fish Database
Scientific Name
Trachurus japonicus  
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Trachurus japonicus日本竹筴魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Depth 5 - 10M
Chinese 日本竹筴魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本竹筴魚 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巴攏、竹莢魚、瓜仔魚、真鰺、巴蘭、瓜魚、巴弄(澎湖)、硬尾(澎湖)、黑尾 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Caranx trachurus japonicus, Trachurops japonicus, Trachurus argenteus, Trachurus declivis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Ochiai, A. etc. 1982 Balart, E.F. 1990 Iwamizu, M. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054421. ASIZP0054436. ASIZP0055467. ASIZP0058875. ASIZP0060928. ASIZP0061021. ASIZP0061093. ASIZP0061147. ASIZP0061164. ASIZP0061189. ASIZP0061206. ASIZP0061443. ASIZP0061515. ASIZP0062101. ASIZP0062383. ASIZP0062514. ASIZP0062668. ASIZP0063607. ASIZP0064980. ASIZP0064982. ASIZP0064986. ASIZP0070708. ASIZP0071519. ASIZP0073097. ASIZP0073993. ASIZP0074008. ASIZP0078996. ASIZP0080084. ASIZP0700019. ASIZP0800009. ASIZP0800010. ASIZP0800011. ASIZP0900523. ASIZP0910009. ASIZP0910010. ASIZP0910011. FRIP00346. ...List all 76 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese scad; Japanese jack mackerel; Japanese horse mackerel; Jack mackerel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+31-33; A. II, I+27-29; P. i+18-19; G.R. 14-15+38-39; CLS. 38-39 all scutes; SLS. 34-36 all scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Adipose eyelid well developed, usually covering most of eye except for a vertical oval centred on pupil. Shoulder girdle margin with a small furrow at uppen end, but no papillae present. Breast scaly. Scales on lateral line totally enlarged into deep scutes. Finlets none.
habitats Occurs on continental waters. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. 
Distribution Confined to the west North Pacific from southern Japan, Korean Peninsula to the East China Sea. It is frequently found in all Taiwanese waters, expecially in the north and east. 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries.