Scientific Name
Hemiramphus lutkei  
Hemiramphus lutkei南洋鱵
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Valenciennes, 1847 Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 南洋鱵 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱵科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F254 Hemiramphidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 無斑鱵 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 補網師、水針、長尾針(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Borou (Indonesia) 
Synonyms Hemiramphus fasciatus, Hemiramphus japonicus, Hemiramphus lukei, Hemiramphus marginatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059751. ASIZP0060968. ASIZP0072234. ASIZP0804996. ASIZP0900011. ASIZP0900012. ASIZP0914996. FRIP21134. NMMBP04518. NMMSTP00642. NTMP0725. NTUM05651. NTUM06265.  
Common Name Lutke's halfbeak; Lutke's half-beak 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and compressed, with greatly prolonged, beak-like lower jaw; upper jaw short, triangular and scaleless; preorbital ridge absent. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 33 to 46; 9 to 14 on upper, and 24 to 32 on lower limb of arch. Dorsal-fin rays 12 to 15; anal-fin rays 10 to 13; pectoral fins long, reaching beyond anterior margin of nasal pit when folded forward and contained 4.8 to 5.4 times in standard length, with 10 to 12 rays; caudal fin deeply forked, lower lobe much longer than upper. Predorsal scales 35 to 43. Body dark bluish above, silvery white below, with no spots or vertical bars on sides; beak dark with a bright red fleshy tip; upper lobe of caudal fin bluish.
habitats Found more offshore than other species of Hemiramphus in the area; juveniles and immature individuals are relatively common far from shore, usually among floating plants.  
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Indonesia, Philippines, and New Guinea; north to southern Japan, and east to Marcus Islands, the Gilbert Islands, and Samoa. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh and dried salted.