Scientific Name
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum  
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum鱗網帶鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Smith, 1843) Depth 200 - 800M
Chinese 鱗網帶鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帶鰆科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F473 Gempylidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 異鱗蛇鯖 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 油魚、細鱗仔、圓鱈、玉梭魚、白玉豚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Cape of Good Hope, South Africa 
Synonyms Cybium flavobrunneum, Diplogonurus maderensis, Lepidosarda retigramma, Nesogrammus thompsoni, Xenogramma carinatum   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Schultz, L.P. 1956 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055771. ASIZP0806243. ASIZP0806244. ASIZP0806245. ASIZP0916243. ASIZP0916244. ASIZP0916245. FRIP00618. FRIP20280. FRIP21500.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Escolar 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body semifusiform and slightly compressed; lower jaw slightly extends anterior to upper jaw; tip of both jaws without dermal processes; two pairs of fangs anteriorly in upper jaw; vomer and palatines each with uniserial small teeth. First dorsal fin very low with VIIl or IX spines, well separated from second dorsal fin 16 to 18 soft rays followed by 4 to 6 finlets; anal fin with I or II comprised spines and 12 to 14 soft rays; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 soft rays; pelvic fins well developed, with I spine and 5 soft rays; caudal fin wide but rather small, with a strong median keel flanked by 2 smaller supplementary keels, one on each side of the median keel. A single sinuous lateral line. Scales rather small, each surrounded by a network of tubules bearing pores. Vertebrae total 31, including 16 precaudal and 15 caudal. Body almost uniformly dark brown, becoming almost black with age.
habitats Mostly over the continental slope, down to 200 m and more. Often migrates upward at night. Feeds on squid, fishes and crustaceans. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and temperate seas of the world, but probably absent from the northern Indian Ocean. 
Utility Marketed frozen and as fish cakes.