Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis  
Katsuwonus pelamis正鰹
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 260M
Chinese 正鰹 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鰹 
Max Length 110 cm FL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 煙仔虎、煙仔、小串、柴魚、肥煙、鯤(臺東)、煙仔魚、卓鮶(澎湖)、大煙(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Pelagic, between the tropics 
Synonyms Euthynnus pelamis, Euthynnus pelamys, Gymnosarda pelamis, Gymnosarda pelamys, Katsowonus pelamis, Katsuwinus pelamis, Katsuwonis pelamis, Katsuwonnus pelamis, Katsuwonus pelamsi, Katsuwonus pelamys, Katuswonis pelamis, Orcynus pelamis, Orcynus pelamys ...all 20..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Roux, Ch.  Matusmoto, T. etc. 1969 Walter M. Matsumoto, Frank H. Talbot, Bruce B. Collette 1969 Matsui, I. etc. 1970 F.Willams 1972 M. Blackburn etc. 1975 Williams, F. 1976 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054445. ASIZP0059628. ASIZP0072988. ASIZP0072989. ASIZP0806184. ASIZP0806185. ASIZP0806186. ASIZP0916184. ASIZP0916185. ASIZP0916186. FRIP21208. FRIP22238. NTMP1382.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Skipjack; Skipjack tuna; Skipjack tuna fish; Skipper; Oceanic skipjack; Oceanic bonito; Skippy; Skiy jack; Ocean bonito; Striped bellied tunny; White bonito; Striped tuna; Victor fish; Striped bonito; Tonno; Stripey; Tuna; Tuna ham; Tuna links; Striped be 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body fusiform, elongate and rounded. Teeth small and conical, in a single series; palatine teeth absent. Gillrakers numerous, 56 to 65 on first gill arch. Two dorsal fins separated by a interspace (not larger than eye), the first with XV to XVIII spines, the second with 12 to 14 rays followed by 8 finlets; anal fin with 14 to 15 rays followed by 6 or 7 finlets; pectoral fins short, with 26 or 27 rays; interpelvic process small and bifid. Body scaleless except for the corselet and lateral line. A strong keel on each side of caudal fin base between 2 smaller keels. Swimbladder absent. Back dark purplish blue, lower sides and belly silvery, with 4 to 6 very conspicuous longitudinal dark bands which in live specimens may appear as discontinuous lines of dark blotches; no small black spots below pectoral fin.
habitats Found in offshore waters; larvae restricted to waters with surface temperatures of 15°C to 30°C. Exhibit a strong tendency to school in surface waters with birds, drifting objects, sharks, whales and may show a characteristic behavior like jumping, feedin 
Distribution Cosmopolitan in tropical and warm-temperate waters. Not found in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern and eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh, frozen or canned; also dried-salted and smoked.