Scientific Name
Cheilopogon agoo  
Cheilopogon agoo阿戈鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 阿戈鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 燕鰩鬚唇飛魚(燕鰩魚) 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 阿戈飛魚、飛烏、大烏(澎湖)、白翅仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mers du Japon [Ōmura/大村市, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan, Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Cheilopogon agoo agoo, Cypselurus agoo, Cypselurus agoo agoo, Exocoetus agoo   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059463. NTUM03554.  
Common Name Japanese 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 10-12 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, anterior 2 soft rays 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 33 to 37; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 52-57 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral and caudal fins transparent.
habitats Found in the neritic zone. Spawning school captured with gill-net in early summer. 
Distribution Only known found in the Northwest Pacific, including southern Japan and Taiwan. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Common and commercially valued. Used in Chinese medicine.