Scientific Name
Fistularia commersonii  
Fistularia commersonii康氏馬鞭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Rüppell, 1838 Depth 0 - 128M
Chinese 康氏馬鞭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 馬鞭魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F297 Fistulariidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 無鱗煙管魚 
Max Length 160 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 馬戍、槍管、火管、火卷、剃仔、土管(臺東)、喇叭(釣客) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality [Mohila] Muelih/Al Muwaylih, Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea 
Synonyms Fistularia comerson, Fistularia commersoni, Fistularia depressa, Fistularia petimba, Fistularia tabacaria, Fistularia tabaccaria   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Bilecenoglu, M., E. Taskavak etc. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063598. ASIZP0064663. ASIZP0064979. ASIZP0065062. ASIZP0800247. ASIZP0800248. ASIZP0910247. ASIZP0910248. ASIZP0916835. FRIP21168. MTP0125. NMMBP00149. NMMBP01349. NMMBP06505. NMMBP06506. NMNSF00891. NTMP1317. NTMP1364. NTUM05148. NTUM06753.  
Barcode2011-07-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Smooth flutemouths; Reef cornetfish; Smooth flutemouth; Cornetfish; Bluespotted cornetfish; Cornetfish smooth flutemouth; Coronet; Flutemouth 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and depressed. Interorbital space flat. Mouth small, at end of a long tubular snout, hexagonal in cross-section; teeth in jaws small. Dorsal and anal fins short based and opposite, with 14 to 17 segmented soft rays; pectoral fins with 13 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins small and abdominal, with 6 soft rays. Lateral line arched, running anteriorly along back, then bending downward on side and continuing posteriorly onto an elongate filament produced by the middle 2 caudal-fin rays; lateral-line scales on causal peduncae without sharp retrorse spines. Color is green dorsally, grading to silvery white ventrally, with two blue stripes or rows of blue spots on the back. Dorsal and anal fin orange becoming transparent at base; caudal filament white.
habitats Adults inhabit reef habitats to a depth of at least 128 m, except in heavy surge areas. Also found in sandy bottoms adjacent to reef areas, either solitary or in schools. Feed on small fishes, crustaceans and squids. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Rapa and Easter Island, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Zealand; including, Mexico to Panama, including offshore islands. First record in the Mediterranean was reported. I 
Utility Utilized fresh, dried salted, or smoked; also reduced to fishmeal.