Scientific Name
Oedalechilus labiosus  
Oedalechilus labiosus角瘤唇鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1836) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 角瘤唇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 角瘤唇鯔 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 瘤唇鯔、豆仔魚、烏仔、烏仔魚、烏魚、厚唇仔(澎湖)、土烏(澎湖)、腩肚烏(澎湖)、虱目烏(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Red Sea; Bombay [Mumbai], India 
Synonyms Crenimugil labiosus, Mugil labiosus, Plicomugil labiosus, Plicomungil labiosus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0057032. ASIZP0062987. ASIZP0071102. ASIZP0074028. ASIZP0804232. ASIZP0916902. ASIZP0916906. FRIP03080. NTUM08150. USNM00321303.  
Common Name Hornlip mullet; Foldlip mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Head relatively flattened dorsally. upper lip thickened, split into longitudinal lobes; lips deeply folded into preorbital notch at corner of mouth. Lips and vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold absent. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 30 to 41, shorter than gill filaments. Origin of first dorsal fin slightly nearer base of caudal fin than tip of snout; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scales cycloid or weakly ctenoid; 32 to 37 scales in longitudinal series; 11 or 12 in transverse series; 23 to 25 scales in longitudinal series anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 16 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body olive dorsally, silvery ventrally.
habitats Occurs in coastal waters, mainly in reef flats and shallow lagoon reefs. Forms schools at the surface. 
Distribution Widespread throughout tropical Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Samoa; north to southern Japan and south to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh; also used as live bait in poleand-line tuna fishing.