Scientific Name
Cheilopogon unicolor  
Cheilopogon unicolor白鰭鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 白鰭鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白鰭鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白鰭飛魚、飛烏、白翅仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vanikolo [Vanikoro, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Cypselurus unicolor, Exocoetus unicolor   
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 ASIZP0063504. ASIZP0066218. ASIZP0066222. ASIZP0066228. ASIZP0070374. ASIZP0070399. ASIZP0072326. ASIZP0072327. ASIZP0072328. ASIZP0072329. ASIZP0800958. ASIZP0801017. ASIZP0801018. ASIZP0805074. ASIZP0805075. ASIZP0805076. ASIZP0805077. ASIZP0900001. ASIZP0900002. ASIZP0910958. ASIZP0911017. ASIZP0911018. ASIZP0915078. ASIZP0915079. ASIZP0915080. ASIZP0915081. FRIP00323. FRIP20360. FRIP20411. FRIP21096. FRIP21659. NMMSTP00808. NTUM03553.  
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Limpidwing flyingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles with a pair of barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 12-14 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, anterior 1 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 28-33; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 49-55 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral fin transparent without dark dots; and caudal fins transparent.
habitats Pelagic in open ocean and neritic surface waters. 
Distribution Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from southern Japan, Philippines, and Queensland (Australia) to Hawaii and Tahiti. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.