Scientific Name
Atropus atropos  
Atropus atropos溝鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 5 - 35M
Chinese 溝鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 溝鰺 
Max Length 26.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 銅鏡、白鯌仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pondichery 
Synonyms Atropus atropus, Brama atropos, Caranx atropus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056692. ASIZP0056707. ASIZP0056871. ASIZP0058868. FRIP00105. MTP0091. NMMBP00606. NMMBP00676. NMMBP01852. NMMBP04384. NMMBP04423. NMMBP06688. NMMSTP00393. SU49375. SU49376.  
Common Name Thin crevalle; Cleftbelly trevally; Cleftbelly kingfish; Blackfin jack 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+21-22; A. II, I+18; P. i+18; G.R. 9-10+20-23; CLS. 44-47; SLS. 0-8 scales, 33-40 scutes; vertebrae 10+14. Breast broasly naked from behind base of pelvic fin to pectoral fin base (Fig. 1a). Belly with a deep median groove, accommodating pelvic fins, anus and anal-fin spines. Middle rays of dorsal and anal fins produced into filaments in adult males (lack in young and females), particularly dorsal-fin rays. Pelvic fin long, tip of fin extended almost to anal fin origin. Finlets absent.Head and body bluish green above, silvery below; membranes of pelvic fins black, with the rays white basally; other fins pale; young with indistinct dark bands and opercular spot, the latter prominent in adults.
habitats Common in shallow coastal waters where it often swims near the surface. Feeds mainly on shrimps, copepods, decapod crustaceans and small fish. 
Distribution Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific. It is common from the southwestern to southern parts Taiwan. 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh.