Scientific Name
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus  
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus點背鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1865) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 點背鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 點背鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 飛烏、紫斑鰭飛魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Padang, Sumatra [Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Cheilopogon spilonopterus, Cypselurus quindecimradiatus, Cypselurus spilonotopterus, Cypselurus tahitensis, Cypsilurus quindecimradiatus, Exocoetus spilonotopterus   
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)  Bleeker, P. 1865 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066225. ASIZP0070839. ASIZP0801019. ASIZP0900003. ASIZP0911019. FRIP00328. NMMBP08785. NTUM03391.  
Common Name Stained 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 very long tapering barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 13-14 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 10-11 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 29-34; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 48-55 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin with distinct black region; pectoral fin purplish-brown when alive, dark in spirits; caudal fin uniformly dark.
habitats Epipelagic in coastal and oceanic waters. May leap out of the water and glide for considerable distances above the surface. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical waters, including the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. Also in the eastern Pacific. It is found in southeastern and southern Taiwanese waters.