Scientific Name
Decapterus tabl  
Decapterus tabl泰勃圓鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Berry, 1968 Depth 30 - 360M
Chinese 泰勃圓鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鋸緣圓鰺 
Max Length 48 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 硬尾 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality off Colombia, W. Atlantic 
Synonyms Caranx muroadsi, Caranx sanctae-helenae, Decapterus rhonchus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Berry, F. H. 1968 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054437. ASIZP0054497. ASIZP0056939. NMMBP00150. NMMBP01350. ROM71726.  
Common Name Redtail scad; Robin; Scad; Round robin; Roughear scad; Jack; Kingston; Greater Kingston 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+29-30+1 (finlet); A. II, I+24+1 (finlet); P. i+21; G.R. 10-11+32; CLS. 69; SLS. 6-9 scales, 36 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla scarcely extend to anterior margin of eye. Minute teeth in a single series on jaws; in a arrow-shaped patch on vomer; in a long band on palatines and tongus may be reduced or absent in larger specimen. Opercular membrane sharply serrate in adults. Predorsal scales extends to beyond middle of eye. Pectoral fin short, tip extend to below first dorsal fin. Metallic blue to greenish above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin bright red and tips of soft dorsal-fin rays tinged with red.
habitats Most captures of this deep-water, schooling species are from depths of 200 to 360 m. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in warm waters of Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found in the eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh.