Scientific Name
Scomberomorus sinensis  
Scomberomorus sinensis中華馬加鰆
Author (Lacepède, 1800) Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 中華馬加鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中華馬鮫 
Max Length 218 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 馬加、大耳、西達、中華鰆、疏齒(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Cybium cambodgiense, Cybium chinense, Cybium sinensis, Scomber sinensis, Scomberomorus cambodgiense, Scomberomorus chinense, Scomberomorus chinensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001) 
Specimen List
Common Name Chinese seerfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, strongly compressed. Snout much shorter than rest of head; posterior part of maxilla exposed, reaching to a vertical from hind margin of eye; sharp, compressed, triangular teeth in upper and lower jaws; patches of fine teeth on palatines and vomer; no teeth on tongue. Gill rakers on first gill arch few: 1 to 3 on upper limb, usually 2; 9 to 12 on lower limb; 10 to 15 total. First dorsal fin with XV to XVIII spines; second dorsal with 15 to 17 rays, followed by 6 to 8 finlets; anal fin with 16 to 19 rays followed by 6 to 7 finlets; pectoral fin rays 21 to 23. Lateral line abruptly curving down below first dorsal fin. Body silvery with large, round, indistinct spots in two poorly defined rows in adults; juveniles with saddlelike blotches extending down to about middle of body; fins mostly blackish; pelvic and anal fins with blackish margins, anal finlets colourless.
habitats An epipelagic, neritic and estuarine species known to move 300 km up the Mekong River, above Phnom Penh but believed to reproduce only in marine waters. Feeds on fishes and swims well upstream river because of easy food availability. No information on bio 
Distribution Western Pacific from Akita, Honshu, Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea and China south to Viet Nam and Kampuchea where it enters the Mekong River. It is mainly found in western and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Utilized fresh, dried or salted and smoked; consumed pan-fried, broiled and baked.