Scientific Name
Sphyraena putnamae  
Sphyraena putnamae布氏金梭魚
by: S. Z. Wang
Author Jordan & Seale, 1905 Depth 5 - 80M
Chinese 布氏金梭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金梭魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F472 Sphyraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 倒牙魣 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針梭、竹梭、巴拉庫答、梭仔(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 Hong Kong 
Synonyms Sphyraena bleekeri, Sphyraena jello, Sphyraena putnamiae, Sphyraena putnamie, Sphyraena qenie, Sphyraena raghava   
Reference 台灣淡水及河口魚圖鑑(周及高,2011)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056170. ASIZP0059900. ASIZP0062924. ASIZP0063613. ASIZP0069753. ASIZP0069767. ASIZP0078404. ASIZP0803223. ASIZP0803250. ASIZP0807163. ASIZP0913223. ASIZP0913250. ASIZP0916958. ASIZP0917163. NMMBP02265. NMMBP08742. NTUM06783.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Sawtooth barracuda; Chevron 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, the first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins, the second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins before first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked, in large adults with a pair of indistinct lobes at posterior margin. Lateral-line scales 123 to 136. Many characteristic dark chevron markings crossing lateral line on body; caudal fin largely blackish without white tips.
habitats Found near prominent current-swept lagoon or seaward reefs. Also in bays and inner turbid lagoons. Nocturnally active, but occurring in relatively large schools during the day. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific from South Africa to New Caledonia and Vanuatu; north to southern Japan. It is a common species in Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh.