Scientific Name
Chelon affinis
Chelon affinis前鱗龜鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1861) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 前鱗龜鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 前鱗龜鮻 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 豆仔魚、烏仔、烏仔魚、烏魚、前鱗鮻、比利 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality Amoy, China 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1861 褚耀鈺 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054618. ASIZP0057031. ASIZP0057570. ASIZP0057573. ASIZP0058612. ASIZP0059479. ASIZP0059738. ASIZP0064958. ASIZP0068503. ASIZP0068530. ASIZP0068539. ASIZP0068541. ASIZP0068561. ASIZP0068578. ASIZP0068586. ASIZP0068588. ASIZP0068593. ASIZP0068678. ASIZP0068679. ASIZP0068726. ASIZP0068923. ASIZP0068924. ASIZP0068925. ASIZP0074027. ASIZP0074406. ASIZP0078968. ASIZP0800226. ASIZP0807287. ASIZP0910226. ASIZP0917287. FRIP00636. FRIP00882. MTP0068. NMMBP01953. NMMBP01976. NMMBP02730. NMNSF00208. ...List all 45 records... 
Barcode2011-07-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Eastern keelback mullet; Grey mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body rather elongate. Mid-dorsal line more or less sharply keeled on scales anterior to first dorsal fin. Head deeper than wide, only weakly convex interorbitally. Snout shorter than or equal to eye diameter and slightly pointed. Upper lip thin or slightly thickened; outer row of close-set, fine, recurved, unicuspid teeth; inner row of smaller teeth. Lower lip thin, directed forwards, no teeth present. Vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold relatively well developed, covering about 1 and 2 of iris. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 43 to 60, shorter than longest gill filaments. Origin of first dorsal fin nearer tip of snout than base of caudal fin; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scales weakly ctenoid on flanks, strongly ctenoid ventrally; 35 to 40 scales in longitudinal series, 11 to 13 in transverse series; 7 to 10 scales in longitudinal series anterior to tip of pectoral fins and 23 or 24 anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 17 to 20 in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body bluish or greenish dark dorsally, silver laterally and ventrally; several longitudinal dark stripes along scale rows on middle part of trunk; upper part of iris orange; dorsal fins darkish; caudal fin with broad, dark margin and dark at origin, but pale inmiddle part; anal fin partially darkish.
habitats Inhabits inlet waters and estuaries of rivers. 
Distribution Japan (except northern Hokkaido) through the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan, and coasts from Shanghai to Peihar and Hainan Island. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh.