Scientific Name
Trachinotus anak  
Trachinotus anak阿納鯧鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Ogilby, 1909 Depth - M
Chinese 阿納鯧鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 阿納鯧鰺 
Max Length 59.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅杉 
Distribution in World Taiwan to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Queensland, Australia 
Reference Lin & Shao(1999)  Ogilby, J. D. 1909 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List
Common Name Oyster pompano 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VI, I + 19; A. II, I + 17; P. i + 18; G.R. 6 + 10, vertebrae 10 +14. Body ovate in young to subovate in large adults and compressed; in profile of snout broadly rounded, in adults becoming nearly straight to interorbital region. Head deeper than long; snout obtusely rounded and slightly prominent; maxillary extends to below the middle of eye. Lateral line only slightly irregular, weakly convex above pectoral fins, becoming straight posteriorly. No scutes or caudal-peduncle grooves. No teeth in mouth. 1st predorsal bone (supraneural) shaped like an inverted “L” with the arm projecting anteriorly; supraoccipital bone of skull thin and blade-like in adults; preorbital and nasal bones hyperossified in specimens larger than about 30 cm fork length. Head and body generally silvery, greenish to bluish grey dorsally, paler below, large adults sometimes with body mostly bronze or greenish golden; second dorsal and caudal fins dusky orange to nearly black, leading edges and fin tips darkest; anal fin bright to dirty yellow, lobe without a brownish anterior margin; pelvic fins pale to bright yellow; pectoral fins dark.
habitats Inhabits shallow coastal waters. Diet consists primarily of benthic molluscs. 
Distribution Probably an antitropical species since it has been recorded only from Australia and eastern Taiwan. It is quite rare in Taiwan. 
Utility Excellent food fish; marketed fresh