Scientific Name
Auxis thazard thazard  
Auxis thazard thazard扁花鰹
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1800) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 扁花鰹 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 扁舵鰹 
Max Length 65 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 煙仔魚、油煙、花煙、平花鰹、憨煙、平花煙、腩肚煙(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean  Holotype Locality New Guinea 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1800 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054454. ASIZP0065844. ASIZP0065876. ASIZP0078816. ASIZP0078906. ASIZP0700069. ASIZP0801041. ASIZP0801042. ASIZP0911041. ASIZP0911042. FRIP20125. FRIP20330. FRIP20337. FRIP20367. FRIP21126. FRIP22264. NMMBP02392. NMNSF00689. NTMP0704. NTMP1330.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Bullet mackerel; Bonito; Cummalmum; Leadenall; Mackerel tuna; Firgate tuna; Frigate tuna; 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, narrow below area between first and second dorsal fins, not extending beyond of second dorsal-fin origin. Two dorsal fins, the first with XI to XII spines, separated from the second by a long interspace, the second with 10 to 12 rays followed by 7 to 8 finlets; anal fin with 12 to 14 rays followed by 7 to 8 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 narrow, oblique to nearly horizontal, dark wavy lines in the scaleless area above lateral line.
habitats Epipelagic in neritic and oceanic waters. Feeds on small fish, squids, planktonic crustaceans, and stomatopod larvae. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern and eastern part.  
Utility Marketed fresh and frozen; also utilized dried or salted, smoked and canned.