Scientific Name
Chelidonichthys kumu  
Chelidonichthys kumu黑角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 1 - 200M
Chinese 黑角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F310 Triglidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 綠鰭魚 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞角、角仔魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality New Zealand [southwestern Pacific] 
Synonyms Chelidonichthys spinosus, Trigla kumu, Trigla peronii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0073418. ASIZP0073698. ASIZP0073992. ASIZP0079441. ASIZP0916410. FRIP00235. FRIP00236. NMMBP03226. NMMBP04142. NMMBP04307. NMMSTP00406. NMNSF00466. NTMP0590. NTMP1234. NTMP1348. NTUM01566. NTUM01567. NTUM01568. NTUM01569.  
Common Name Red gurnard; Searobin; Bluefin gurnard; Kumu gurnard 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI to X spines and 15-16 soft rays; anal fin with 14-16 soft rays; vertebrae: 33-35. Olive or brownish in color, becomes red when stressed; lower half of the inner part of pectoral fin with large black blotch surrounded by numerous pale spots.
habitats Found from estuaries to edge of continental shelves over sand and sandy shell seabed. Reported to be often found in rivers. Juveniles may occur in bays. Dorsal spine reported to be venomous. Excellent food fish. Utilized fresh and frozen; eaten pan-fried, 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Delagoa Bay, Mozambique to the Cape, South Africa; common in Australia and New Zealand and Taiwan and reported from Japan and Korea. Also reported from Hong Kong. 
Utility Commercial food species and with venomous.