Scientific Name
Ellochelon vaigiensis
Ellochelon vaigiensis黄鯔
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 黄鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黄鯔 
Max Length 63 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 豆仔魚、烏仔、烏仔魚、烏魚、截尾鮻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality Waigiou [Pulau Waigeo, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Chelon vaigiensis, Liza parmata, Liza vaigensis, Liza vaigiensis, Mugil delicatus, Mugil macrolepidotus, Mugil melanochir, Mugil occidentalis, Mugil rossii, Mugil tegobuan, Mugil vaigiensis, Mugil ventricosus, Mugil waigiensis ...all 13..  
Reference Chen et al (1997);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Chen, M.-H., C.-W. Chang etc. 1997 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057580. ASIZP0057692. ASIZP0062974. ASIZP0062975. ASIZP0062976. ASIZP0062977. ASIZP0071007. ASIZP0072479. ASIZP0072480. ASIZP0805165. ASIZP0805166. ASIZP0915169. ASIZP0915170. NMMBP02441.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Super-tail mullet; Yellowtail mullet; Squaretail mullet; Square-tail mullet; Diamond-scale mullet; Blackfin mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body robust. Caudal peduncle deep. Head broad, wider than deep and dorsally flattened. Upper lip with 1 or 2 rows of very short, unicuspid, setiform teeth. Lower lip directed forwards with 1 row of fine villiform teeth. Vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold poorly developed as rim around eye. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 40 to 67, shorter than longest gill filaments. Origin of first dorsal fin distinctly closer to base of caudal fin than tip of snout; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; caudal fin square. Scales weakly ctenoid (cycloid in juveniles), commonly 26 in longitudinal series, 8 to 10 in transverse series; 7 to 9 scales in longitudinal series anterior to tip of pectoral fins and 17 or 18 anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 16 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body olive-brown dorsally, flanks silvery, abdomen white or suffused pale yellow; about 6 longitudinal stripes on flanks formed by longitudinal marks on scales; scales also with darkened margins giving slight chequered appearance to flanks; iris with yellow patches; margins of fins dusky, otherwise yellowish white; pelvic fins pale except for darker margins; caudal fin distinctly yellow; pectoral fins completely black in small fish; lower section yellowish in adults.
habitats Occurs in lagoons, reef flats and is common along protected sandy shorelines. Frequently enters estuaries and rivers. Forms large schools, frequently in mangrove areas. Juveniles may be found in rice fields and mangroves and may be used as bait fish. 
Distribution Throughout the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Tuamotu Islands; north to southern Japan, south to southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.