Scientific Name
Acanthocybium solandri  
Acanthocybium solandri棘鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1832) Depth 0 - 12M
Chinese 棘鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 沙氏刺鮁 
Max Length 250 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石喬、竹節鰆、土托舅、沙瓦拉 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Ocean  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Acanthocybium forbesi, Acanthocybium petus, Acanthocybium sara, Acanthocybium solanderi, Acanthocybrium solandri, Acanthoscybium solanderi, Acantocybium solandri, Cybium petus, Cybium sara, Cybium solandri, Cybium verany, Scomber amarui   
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. 1831 G. Miles Conrad 1938 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062844. ASIZP0066512. ASIZP0076063. ASIZP0700329. ASIZP0801889. ASIZP0911889. FRIP20405. FRIP21179. FRIP22237. NMMBP06542.  
Common Name Pacific king-fish; Queen-fish; Queen fish; Wahoo fish; Wahoo; Barracuda; Malata kingfish; Kingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very elongate, fusiform and only slightly compressed. Mouth large with strong, triangular, compressed, and finely serrate teeth closely set in a single series; snout about as long as the rest of head; gillrakers absent; posterior part of maxilla completely concealed under preorbital bone. Two dorsal fins, first with XXIII to XXVIII spines, second with 12 to 16 rays followed by 8 or 9 finlets; anal fin with 12 to 14 rays followed by 9 finlets; pelvic fin small in size. Lateral line single, abruptly curving downward under first dorsal fin. Body covered with small scales; no anterior corselet developed. The back is iridescent bluish green; the sides silvery with 24 to 30 cobalt blue vertical bars which extend to below the lateral line.
habitats An oceanic, epipelagic species frequently solitary or forming small loose aggregations rather than compact schools. Feeds on fishes and squids. An important sport fish in some areas. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans including the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern and eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh, salted or spice-cured slices of meat; also frozen. Flesh of very good quality.