Scientific Name
Caranx melampygus  
Caranx melampygus藍鰭鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1833 Depth 1 - 190M
Chinese 藍鰭鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑尻鰺 
Max Length 117 cm FL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘仔魚、白鯌仔(澎湖)、瓜仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality New Guinea 
Synonyms Carangichthys melampygus, Carangus melampygus, Caranx medusicola, Caranx melampyges, Caranx stellatus, Caranx valenciennei, Carynx melampygus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1833 Berry, F.H. 1965 Berry, F. H. 1965 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0055440. ASIZP0055465. ASIZP0058183. ASIZP0059359. ASIZP0060373. ASIZP0065096. ASIZP0066630. ASIZP0070552. ASIZP0072493. ASIZP0074532. ASIZP0700185. ASIZP0800464. ASIZP0801813. ASIZP0802409. ASIZP0802536. ASIZP0805179. ASIZP0805864. ASIZP0910464. ASIZP0911813. ASIZP0912409. ASIZP0912536. ASIZP0915183. ASIZP0915864. FRIP00177. FRIP00257. FRIP20435. FRIP22014. FRIP22204. FRIP22235. FRIP22338. NMMBP00602. NMMBP02591. NMMBP05526. NMMSTP00237. NMNSF00202. NMNSF00711. NTMP0174. ...List all 39 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Trevally; Yellow fin jack; Spotted trevally; Blue-fin trevally; Blue jack fish; Bluefin trevally; Blue trevally; Blue ulua; Bluefin kingfish; Blue jack; Blue-finned trevally; Black-tipped trevally; Bluefin jack; Jack 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+22-24; A. II, I+19-20; P. i+20; G.R. 7-8+18-20; CLS. 55-70; SLS. 0-4 scales, 36-42 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. The anterior lateral line moderately curved, becoming straight below 5-6th ray of the second fin. Breast scaly. adults with head and dorsal half of body brassy, suffused with blue, and covered with small blue black spots (forming at about 16 to 22 cm fork length and increasing in number with size); ventrally body generally silvery white; second dorsal, anal, and caudal fins electric blue; pelvic fins whitish and pectoral fins mostly pale yellow; in juveniles and young adults, head and body silvery grey and fins pale to dark dusky, except pectoral fins yellow.
habitats A coastal and oceanic species, associated with reefs. Juveniles occur seasonally in shallow sandy inshore waters. Found in rivers. Occasionally in schools. Feeds primarily on other fishes, also crustaceans ; reported to move up onto reef flats at night to 
Distribution Broadly distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is common in southern Taiwanese waters, occasionally in the north and east. 
Utility Mainly marketed fresh, but also dried or salted