Scientific Name
Decapterus macrosoma  
Decapterus macrosoma長身圓鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1851 Depth 20 - 170M
Chinese 長身圓鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長體圓鰺 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 長鰺、四破、肉溫仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java 
Synonyms Decapterus afuerae, Decapterus lajang, Decapterus macrosorna   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Dr. P. Bleeker 1852 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054498. ASIZP0056693. ASIZP0056714. ASIZP0056877. ASIZP0059769. ASIZP0061834. ASIZP0062743. ASIZP0067511. ASIZP0067528. ASIZP0067563. ASIZP0069751. ASIZP0070147. ASIZP0071370. ASIZP0071371. ASIZP0071372. ASIZP0076049. ASIZP0079508. ASIZP0700013. ASIZP0802758. ASIZP0802759. ASIZP0802760. ASIZP0803227. ASIZP0900218. ASIZP0912758. ASIZP0912759. ASIZP0912760. ASIZP0913227. FRIP00344. FRIP00348. FRIP03115. FRIP03167. FRIP03191. FRIP20038. FRIP21049. FRIP21414. NMMBP03061. NMMBP04944. ...List all 44 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%
Common Name Slender scad; Russel scad; Round scad; Roundscad; Shortfin scad; Cherootfish; Long-bodied scad; Layang scad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+34-35+1 (finlet); A. II, I+29-30+1 (finlet); P. i+20-21; G.R. 9-10+35-37; CLS. 64-69; SLS. 15-27 scales, 33-40 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Posterior end of maxilla a little concave above, rounded and produced below; extending to below between nostril to eye. Toothless on upper jaw; minute teeth in a single series on lower jaw, in a band on palatines and tongue, in a pair of small bands on head portion of vomer and in a median line on vomerine shaft. Opercular membrane smooth. Predorsal scales extend to posterior margin of eye or pupil. Pectoral fin short, its tip extends to behind first dorsal fin. Metallic blue above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin hyaline to dusky and dorsal-fin lobe sometimes dark distally; other fins mostly pale.
habitats A predominately pelagic schooling species. Occasionally seen in small groups along reef slopes adjacent to deep water in pursuit of zooplankton. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters of Indo-West Pacific. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh and salted or dried.