Scientific Name
Naucrates ductor  
Naucrates ductor黑帶鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 10 - 60M
Chinese 黑帶鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 舟鰤 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏甘、番軟鑽(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pelagic, Ocean 
Synonyms Coryphaena pentadactyla, Gasterosteus ductor, Hemitripteronotus quinque-maculatus, Hemitripteronotus quinquemaculatus, Nauclerus abreviatus, Nauclerus annularis, Nauclerus brachycentrus, Nauclerus compressus, Nauclerus leucurus, Nauclerus triacanthus, Naucrates angeli, Naucrates cyanophrys, Naucrates fanfarus ...all 21..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Penden, A.E. etc. 1980 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054624. ASIZP0056728. ASIZP0058651. ASIZP0060093. ASIZP0062991. ASIZP0070136. ASIZP0070982. ASIZP0072293. ASIZP0072296. ASIZP0804151. ASIZP0804322. ASIZP0804323. ASIZP0914151. ASIZP0914322. ASIZP0914323. FRIP00721. FRIP00722. FRIP20156. FRIP20365. FRIP22159. FRIP22232. NMMBP04452. NMMBP04453. NMMBP04454. NMMSTP00485. NTUM07578.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Pilot-fish; Pilotfish; Pilot; Pilot fish; Sucker 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. IV-V, I+26-28; A. II (rudiment with growth), I+17; P. i+18; G.R. 6+16; vertebrate 10+15. A cutaneous keel on each side of caudal peduncle well developed even in a relatively young stage. First dorsal fin do not connect by a membrane, except for those in very young. Finlet none. In live fish, 6 or 7 black bands against a light silvery background, but there also is a transient coloration (possibly aggressive display) with bands disappearing and most of fish silvery white with 3 broad blue patched in tandem across back; in fresh or preserved specimens, head dark, 5 or 6 dark, broad body bands and a similar band at end of caudal peduncle, bands 3 to 6 extending through soft dorsal- and anal-fin membranes, and the bands persistent at all sizes; rest of body bluish (fresh) or light to dusky; white tips prominent on upper and lower lobes of caudal fin, and smaller white tips on anterior lobes of second dorsal and anal fins; fins otherwise dusky to dark.
habitats Oceanic species with a semi-obligate commensal relationship with sharks, rays, other bony fishes and turtles. Juveniles are frequently found in association with jellyfish; the larvae are widespread in epipelagic oceanic waters. Feeds on scraps of host's l 
Distribution Widespread circumtropical species. It is rare and only found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh and salted or dried.