Scientific Name
Alepes vari  
Alepes vari范氏副葉鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1833) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 范氏副葉鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 范氏副葉鰺 
Max Length 65 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘仔魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality India 
Synonyms Alepes glabra, Alepes macrurus, Caranx macrurus, Caranx vari, Selar macrurus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1833 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0700286. ASIZP0806175. ASIZP0916175. FRIP00030.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Blackfin scad; Herring scad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I + 25; A. II, I + 22; P. i + 19; G.R. !! + 25; CLS. 44; SLS. 52. Body oblong, compressed. Adipose eyelid well developed on posterior 1/2 of eye onlt. Single row of premaxillary teeth. Its lateral line becomes straight below the third ray of the soft dorsal fin. Ash blue above, silvery to white below; a diffuse dusky blotch on margin of opercle, not bordered above by a white spot; interradial membranes of spinous dorsal fin pale to dark dusky; second dorsal fin, anal, and caudal fins dusky; mature males develop black pigmentation in spinous dorsal fin, lobes of soft dorsal and anal fins, and in pelvlc fins that is lacking in females.
habitats Common in shallow coastal waters where it oftens swims near the surface. Forms dense schools on clear inner reefs, swimming high above substrate. Feeds primarily on shrimps, copepods, decapod crustaceans, and small fishes.  
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific; It very rare and only found in southwestern Taiwanese waters so far.  
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries.