Scientific Name
Auxis rochei rochei  
Auxis rochei rochei圓花鰹
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Risso, 1810) Depth 3 - 60M
Chinese 圓花鰹 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雙鰭舵鰹 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 煙管仔、竹棍魚、槍管煙、鎗管煙子 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Ocean  Holotype Locality Nice, France 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054435. ASIZP0059466. ASIZP0065203. ASIZP0065204. ASIZP0065205. ASIZP0067503. ASIZP0067518. ASIZP0071520. ASIZP0073087. ASIZP0073408. ASIZP0076069. ASIZP0076089. ASIZP0078583. ASIZP0078584. ASIZP0078585. ASIZP0078586. ASIZP0078587. ASIZP0078588. ASIZP0078589. ASIZP0078590. ASIZP0078591. ASIZP0078592. ASIZP0078602. ASIZP0078642. ASIZP0078643. ASIZP0078644. ASIZP0078645. ASIZP0078646. ASIZP0078647. ASIZP0078648. ASIZP0078649. ASIZP0078650. ASIZP0078651. ASIZP0078652. ASIZP0078653. ASIZP0078654. ASIZP0078655. ...List all 97 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Bullet mackerel; Bullet tuna; Blow goat; Long corseletted frigate mackerel; Mackerel tuna; Firgate tuna; Frigate mackerel; Maru frigate mackerel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body robust, elongate and rounded. Teeth small and conical, in a single series. Body naked except for corselet, well developed in its posterior part, extending beyond of second dorsal-fin origin. Two dorsal fins, the first with X to XI spines, separated from the second by a long interspace, the second with 10 to 12 rays followed by 7 to 9 finlets; anal fin with 12 to 13 rays followed by 7 finlets; pectoral fins short, not reaching vertical line from anterior margin of scaleless area above corselet. A strong central keel on each side of caudal fin base between 2 smaller keels. Swimbladder absent. Back bluish, turning to deep purple or almost black on the head; belly white; a pattern of 15 or more fairly broad, nearly vertical dark bars in the scaleless area.
habitats Adults are principally caught in coastal waters and around islands. Forms schools. Feeds on small fishes, particularly anchovies, crustaceans and squids. 
Distribution Widespread in warm waters of Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans including the Mediterranean Sea. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern and eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh and frozen and also dried or salted, smoked and canned.