Scientific Name
Planiliza haematocheilus
Planiliza haematocheilus鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鮻(梭魚) 
Max Length 75 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 豆仔魚、烏仔、烏仔魚、烏魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan [Western North Pacific] 
Reference Liu and Shen (1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Chang, C-.W. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name So-iny mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body rather elongate. Head depressed, hyomandibular region bulging. Upper lip with an outer row of very small, close-set unicuspid teeth and 1 or 2 irregular, inner rows of smaller, ciliiform teeth. Lower lip directed forwards with 1 row of fine ciliiform teeth present or absent. Vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold moderately developed, covering up to 1 and 2 of iris. Origin of first dorsal fin midway between tip of snout and base of caudal fin, or just closer to latter; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Ctenoid scales in longitudinal series 36 to 43; 12-14 in transverse series. Body dark greenish dorsally, brownish over head, white ventrally; first dorsal fin greyish; second dorsal fin yellowish grey, with dusky margin; anal fin also with dusky margin; caudal fin bluish with black margin; pectoral fins yellowish.
habitats Inhabits shallow coastal waters as well as freshwater regions of rivers. Omnivorous.  
Distribution Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including Japan and from the Amur River southward to Xiamen through the Korean Peninsula. It is found in coastal waters of northern Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh.