Scientific Name
Sphyraena jello  
Sphyraena jello斑條金梭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth 20 - 200M
Chinese 斑條金梭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金梭魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F472 Sphyraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑條魣 
Max Length 150 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針梭、竹梭、巴拉庫答、竹針魚、細鱗竹梭(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Vizagapatum 
Synonyms Sphyraena japonica, Sphyraena jelio, Sphyraena permisca, Sphyraena qenie   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 馬敏欽 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056164. ASIZP0056571. ASIZP0058739. ASIZP0059441. ASIZP0059996. ASIZP0064714. ASIZP0064716. ASIZP0064876. ASIZP0064878. ASIZP0071245. ASIZP0079266. ASIZP0700359. ASIZP0800225. ASIZP0800292. ASIZP0800298. ASIZP0800323. ASIZP0910225. FRIP03104. FRIP21667. NMMBP05091. NMMBP05092. NMMSTP00509. NMNSF00849. NMNSF01311. NTUM01698. NTUM02272. NTUM06487. NTUM06488. NTUM06778.  
Barcode2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Seapike; Snoek; Pickhandle sea-pike; Pickhandle barracuda; Barracuda; Banded barracuda; Ginat seapike; Giant sea pike; Indian barracuda 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, subcylindrical or slightly compressed. Head long, pointed, scaly on sides and posteriorly on top. Mouth nearly horizontal, large. Jaws elongate, the lower one considerably projecting; large, sharp, flattened or conical teeth of unequal size on jaws and palatines; usually 1 or 2 strong, sharp canines near tip of lower jaw. Maxilla reaching to just below anterior margin of eye. No gill rakers on first gill arch. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated, first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins, second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 7-9 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins before first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Lateral-line scales 130 to 140. Many dark bars crossing lateral line on body, each bar oblique in upper half, but nearly vertical in lower half; caudal fin largely yellowish without white tips.
habitats Found near prominent current-swept lagoon or seaward reefs; also in bays, estuaries and turbid inner lagoons. Diurnal and solitary, although the young form schools. Feeds mainly on fishes but also takes squid. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea, south to the southeastern coast of South Africa and east to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It is a common species in Taiwan. 
Utility Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted.