Scientific Name
Atule mate  
Atule mate遊鰭葉鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1833) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 遊鰭葉鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 遊鰭葉鰺 
Max Length 26 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 四破鰺仔、黃尾瓜仔、平瓜仔、甘仔魚(臺東)、大目孔(澎湖)、大目巴弄(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pondichery 
Synonyms Alepes mate, Atule mute, Carangus politus, Caranx affinis, Caranx hasseltii, Caranx mate, Caranx xanthurus, Decapterus lundini, Decapterus normani, Decapterus politus, Selar affinis, Selar hasseltii   
Reference 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 ASIZP0061994. ASIZP0075615. ASIZP0807561. ASIZP0900466. NTUM02279. NTUM07635.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Scad; One finlet scad; Yellowtail scad; Yellowtailed scad; Finlet scad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+24; A. II, I+20; P. i+21; G.R. 11-12+27; CLS. 56; SLS. 0-10 scales, 36-49 scutes; vertebrae 10+14. Adipose eyelid well developed and completely covering eye except for a vertical slit centred on pupil. Shoulder girdle margin smooth, without papillae. The terminal dorsal and anal-fin rays finlet-like in adults, about twice length of adjacent rays and a little more separated but joined by interradial membrane. Bright olive-green dorsally, yellowish green laterally and whitish ventrally; dorsolaterally 9 or 10 faint, grey bars, wider than pale interspaces; a black spot, slightly smaller than eye, on upper margin of opercle and adjacent area of shoulder; dorsal and caudal fins dusky greenish yellow; anal fin pale yellow; pectoral and pelvic fins hyaline to whitish.
habitats Inhabits mangroves and coastal bays. Forms schools, or singly. Mainly diurnal. Feeds primarily on crustaceans and planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical waters of Indo-Pacific, but it is quite rare in Taiwan and only found in the southwestern part. 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries.