Scientific Name
Cheilopogon abei  
Cheilopogon abei阿氏鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Parin, 1996 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 阿氏鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 阿氏鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 阿氏飛魚、飛烏、黃翅仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Western Pacific, near Admiralty Islands, 1°00'S, 148°00'E [not 48°00'E] 
Synonyms Cypselurus abei, Cypselurus exisiliens, Cypselurus katoptron, Exocoetus nigricans, Exocoetus speculiger   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0900004.  
Common Name Ab's flyingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles with a pair of short tapering barbels bearing proximal flap-like appendage. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 12-14 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 9-11 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, only the first ray unbranched; pelvic fin long, extending beyond of anal fin when depressed; caudal fin deeply forked, its lower lobe longer than the upper. Scales large, cycloid, easily shed; predorsal scales 24 to 30; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 43-47 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin with distinct black region; pectoral fin dark with transparent oblique band at middle; caudal fin uniformly dark.
habitats Occurs in neritic surface waters. 
Distribution Distributed in the northern Indian and western Pacific oceans from East Africa to Solomon Islands. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh, dried.