Scientific Name
Cheilopogon atrisignis  
Cheilopogon atrisignis紅斑鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jenkins, 1903) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 紅斑鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅斑鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 33 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅斑鰭飛魚、飛烏 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands 
Synonyms Cypselurus atrisignis, Cypselurus atrisignis atrisignis, Cypselurus gregoryi, Cypselurus multimaculatus, Cypsilurus atrisignis, Cypsilurus atrisignis galapagensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jenkins, O.P. 1903 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List FRIP00327. NMMBP08784. NTUM03551. NTUM06165.  
Common Name Glider flyingfish; Jenkin's flying fish; Greater spotted flyingfish; 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 elongated and flattened rounded barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 13-15 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 32-36; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 55-58 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin with distinct black region; pectoral fin redding and semitransparent, with many dark dots, and a black ocellus near the tip; caudal fin transparent.
habitats Found in neritic and oceanic waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for considerable distances above the surface. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indian and Pacific oceans from Somalia and Madagascar to Revillagigedos and Galapagos islands in the eastern Pacific. It is found in eastern and southeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Minor importance to fisheries. Marketed fresh, dried.