Scientific Name
Pomatomus saltatrix  
Pomatomus saltatrix扁鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1766) Depth 0 - 200M
Chinese 扁鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 扁鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F359 Pomatomidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鯥 
Max Length 130 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁鰺 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Benthos、Estuary、
Holotype Locality Carolina, U.S.A. 
Synonyms Cheilodipterus heptacanthus, Cheilodipterus saltatrix, Chromis epicurorum, Gasterosteus saltatrix, Gonenion serra, Lopharis mediterraneus, Perca lophar, Pomatomix saltatrix, Pomatomus pedica, Pomatomus saltator, Pomatomus skib, Scomber sypterus, Scomer sypterus ...all 18..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Lynnath E.,Beckley etc.  Norcross, J. J., S. L. Richardson, W. H. Massmann, E. B. Joseph 1974 Barger, L.E. etc. 1978 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Flavia M. Lucena, Teodoro Vaske, Jr., Jim R. Ellis etc. 2000 
Specimen List NMMBP00504.  
Common Name Snap mackerel; Shad; Salmon bluefish; Razorbacks; Skipjack; Skipmackerel; Snapping mackerel; Tailor; Tailor run; Bluefish; Choppers; Ancho; Elf; Greenfish; Fatback; Horsemackerel; Jumbos 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic A large species with a sturdy, compressed body and large head. Mouth large and terminal, lower jaw sometimes slightly projecting; jaw teeth prominent, sharp, compressed, in a single series. Two dorsal fins, the first short and low, with VII or VIII feeble spines connected by a membrane, the second long with I spine and 23 to 28 soft rays; anal fin a little shorter than soft dorsal fin, with II or III spines and 23 to 27 soft rays; caudal fin forked, but not deeply so; pectoral fins short, not reaching to origin of soft dorsal fin. Scales small, covering head and body and bases of fins; lateral line complete, almost straight. Body greenish blue dorsally, sides and belly silvery; dorsal and anal fins pale green tinged with yellow; pectoral fins bluish at base; caudal fin dull greenish tinged with yellow.
habitats Occurs in oceanic and coastal waters. They are most common along surf beaches and rock headlands in clean, high energy waters, although adults can also be found in estuaries and into brackish water. Small fish may be found in shallow coastal waters at lea 
Distribution All oceans except the eastern Pacific. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Good food fish; marketed mostly fresh, but also dried or salted, and frozen. Popular game fish.