Scientific Name
Sphyraena qenie  
Sphyraena qenie暗鰭金梭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Klunzinger, 1870 Depth 40 - 70M
Chinese 暗鰭金梭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金梭魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F472 Sphyraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 暗鰭魣 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針梭、竹梭、巴拉庫答 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Egypt, Red Sea 
Synonyms Sphyraena genie, Sphyraena nigripinnis, Sphyraena putnamiae, Sphyraena tessera   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Klunzinger, C. B. 1870 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Blackfin barracuda; Military seapike 
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 arch. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated the 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 8 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins before first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked, in adults with a pair of small lobes at posterior margin. Lateral-line scales 127 to 130. many dark bars crossing lateral line on body, each bar oblique in upper half, but nearly vertical in lower half; caudal fin largely blackish.
habitats Inhabiting clear waters in the vicinity of coral reefs. Usually seen during the day in large semistationary schools. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific from South Africa to French Polynesia. It is a rare species in Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh.