Scientific Name
Cheilopogon suttoni  
Cheilopogon suttoni蘇氏鬚唇飛魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Whitley & Colefax, 1938) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 蘇氏鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 蘇氏鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 蘇氏飛魚、飛烏 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nauru, Gilbert Islands [western Pacific] 
Synonyms Cypselurus suttoni, Maculocoetus suttoni   
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)  Whitley, G.P. etc. 1938 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List FRIP00331. NTUM03550.  
Common Name Sutton'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 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 38-42; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 56-59 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin with distinct black region; pectoral fin redding and semitransparent, with many dark dots, without larged black spot near the tip; caudal fin transparent.
habitats Found in neritic and oceanic surface waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding above the surface. Feeds mainly on planktonic organisms and small fish. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indian and western Pacific oceans from Gulf of Aden to 140°E. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh, dried.