Scientific Name
Megalaspis cordyla  
Megalaspis cordyla大甲鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 大甲鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大甲鰺 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鐵甲、扁甲、大目巴攏、大甲鰺 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality America 
Synonyms Caranx rottleri, Citula plumbea, Magalaspis cordyla, Megalapsis cordyla, Megalaspis cordylaa, Scomber cordyla, Scomber rottleri   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Kim, Y.U. etc. 1995 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054441. ASIZP0054815. ASIZP0055739. ASIZP0058187. ASIZP0058192. ASIZP0060368. ASIZP0061825. ASIZP0062904. ASIZP0064719. ASIZP0064749. ASIZP0064755. ASIZP0071300. ASIZP0071334. ASIZP0071335. ASIZP0076051. ASIZP0079219. ASIZP0079220. ASIZP0079302. ASIZP0079348. ASIZP0079417. ASIZP0700015. ASIZP0800401. ASIZP0800402. ASIZP0800403. ASIZP0900209. ASIZP0910401. ASIZP0910402. ASIZP0910403. FRIP00676. FRIP00677. FRIP00696. FRIP20234. FRIP20278. FRIP21167. FRIP21729. NMMBP00081. NMMBP00083. ...List all 63 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Torpedo scad; Torpedo trevally; Cordyla scad; Finletted mackerel; Finny scad; Hardtail scad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+11-12+7-8 (finlets); A. II, I+9+7 (finlets); P. i+20-21; G.R. 9+20; CLS. 25-29; SLS. 48-52 all scales. Caudal peduncle strongly compressed with a marked medial keel. Adipose eyelid well developed, leaving a slit at middle of eye. Scales on straight lateral line totally developed into extremely deep scutes. Breast naked ventrally half way up to pectoral base. Pectoral girdle without grooves. Head and body bluish grey to green dorsally, sides and belly silvery; large black opercular spot; dorsal and anal fins pale to yellow, distally dusky; pectoral and pelvic fins pale, with upper half dusky; caudal fin dark, especially leading and trailing edges of fin.
habitats A pelagic, schooling species, lives near the surface of coastal waters. Feeds primarily on other fishes. 
Distribution Broadly distributed in warm seas of Indo-Pacific. It is frequently found in all Taiwanese waters, especially in the west. 
Utility Generally marketed fresh.