Scientific Name
Decapterus macarellus  
Decapterus macarellus頜圓鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1833) Depth 40 - 200M
Chinese 頜圓鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 細鱗圓鰺 
Max Length 46 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅赤尾、拉洋圓鰺、肉鰮(臺東)、四破(澎湖)、硬尾(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Martinique 
Synonyms Caranx jacobaeus, Caranx jacobeus, Caranx macarellus, Caranx muroadsi, Caranx pinnulatus, Caranx sanctae-helenae, Decapterus canonoides, Decapterus macarallus, Decapterus macrosoma, Decapterus pinnulatus, Decapterus rhonchus, Decapterus russelli   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1833 張崑雄, 巫文隆, 林忠 Kun-Hsiung Chang etc. 1972 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054530. ASIZP0055740. ASIZP0056694. ASIZP0058431. ASIZP0060374. ASIZP0070127. ASIZP0070874. ASIZP0070978. ASIZP0071306. ASIZP0072971. ASIZP0072972. ASIZP0078799. ASIZP0078870. ASIZP0078876. ASIZP0078932. ASIZP0078939. ASIZP0078947. ASIZP0079416. ASIZP0080275. ASIZP0080276. ASIZP0700296. ASIZP0804324. ASIZP0804325. ASIZP0804326. ASIZP0807409. ASIZP0807410. ASIZP0914324. ASIZP0914325. ASIZP0914326. ASIZP0917409. ASIZP0917410. FRIP00334. FRIP01154. FRIP03093. FRIP21317. FRIP21547. FRIP21699. ...List all 41 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-04-06,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100% 2016-04-06,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Scad; Robin; Cigarfish; Mackerel; Kingston; Mackerel scad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+31-33+1 (finlet); A. II, I+26-28+1 (finlet); P. i+20-21; G.R. 10-12+37-38; CLS. 68-74; SLS. 28-31 scales, 24-29 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Posterior end of maxilla straightly slanting and extends to below between nostril to eye. Jaws, vomer and palatines toothless; only tongue toothed in a narrow band on its posterior half. Opercular membrane finely and partly serrated in adults. Predorsal scales extend to front border of pupil. Pectoral fin short, its tip extends to behind terminal base of first dorsal fin. Bluish green above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin yellow-green; dorsal-fin lobe sometimes dark distally, anal and pelvic fins pale to whitish.
habitats A schooling species, occurring mostly in open water and common in insular habitats. Sometimes near the surface, but generally caught between 40 and 200 m depth. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution A circumtropical species. It is very common in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh and salted or dried.