Scientific Name
Albula glossodonta  
Albula glossodonta圓頜狐鰮
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 0 - 40M
Chinese 圓頜狐鰮 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 狐鰮科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F071 Albulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 圓頜北梭魚 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狐鰮、北梭魚、竹篙頭、鱸魚(臺東)、竹篙鰱(澎湖)、林投梭(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea; [Lohajæ] Al-Luhayya, Yemen, Red Sea 
Synonyms Albula argenteus, Albula erythrocheilos, Albula forsteri, Albula neoguinaica, Albula vulpes, Argentina bonuk, Argentina glossodonta, Butyrinus bananus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Forsskål, P. 1775 Shen, S.-C. 1964 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Randall, J. E. etc. 1999 Hidaka, K., H. Kishimoto etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0062934. ASIZP0067114. ASIZP0067133. ASIZP0067192. ASIZP0077177. ASIZP0077796. ASIZP0077833. ASIZP0077918. ASIZP0078111. ASIZP0700209. ASIZP0802129. ASIZP0802130. ASIZP0802131. ASIZP0912129. ASIZP0912130. ASIZP0912131. ASIZP0916968. FRIP03203. FRIP21234. NMMBP05018. NMMSTP00136. NMNSF01598. NTMP1298.  
Common Name Roundjaw bonefish; Sharpjaw bonefish; Indo-Pacific bonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate, fusiform, slightly compressed. Eye large. Snout conical, projecting well beyond lower jaw. Mouth small, inferior, gape not reaching anterior margin of eye; a small gular plate present between arms of lower jaw, but small and inconspicuous. Teeth small, granular, in patches on jaws and on roof and floor of mouth; tooth patches on parasphenoid and basibranchial bones more broadly oval in shape, average width/length 0.38 and 0.45, respectively; number of teeth in pharyngobranchial tooth patch usually 5-15. Branchiostegal rays about 10 to 15. Gill rakers rudimentary, consisting of small patches of minute, villiform teeth. All fins without spines; dorsal fin located at about midbody, with about 15-19rays; anal fin with 8-9 rays, located well behind dorsal fin; caudal fin deeply forked; pectoral fins low on side of body, near ventral outline; pelvic fins abdominal, located under posterior part of dorsal fin. Scales small, about 70 to 80 along lateral line. Body bluish green dorsally, often with several faint saddles of slightly darker colour; silvery on sides, with several faint, narrow, longitudinal lines; belly white; a spot of black pigment often present on the underside of snout, at least in smaller individuals.
habitats Inhabits mud flats of turbid inner reefs and mangroves and sandy lagoons. Grabs food from the substratum using its snout. Can tolerate oxygen poor water by inhaling air into a lung-like air bladder. Migrates to mass spawn at seaward mouths of channels on  
Distribution Distribnted Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to the Hawaiian and Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island, Australia. 
Utility Marketed fresh.