Scientific Name
Pampus chinensis  
Pampus chinensis中國鯧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Euphrasen, 1788) Depth 10 - 100M
Chinese 中國鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F483 Stromateidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中國鯧 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白鯧 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Stromateus chinensis, Stromateus sinensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Euphrasen, B. A. 1788 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057479. ASIZP0058565. ASIZP0059767. ASIZP0062908. ASIZP0070302. ASIZP0075324. ASIZP0079203. ASIZP0080103. ASIZP0700260. ASIZP0805909. ASIZP0805910. ASIZP0806994. ASIZP0915909. ASIZP0915910. ASIZP0916994. FRIP01087. MTP0115. NMMBP02565. NMMBP05219. NTUM02051. NTUM02227.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Chinese silver pomfret; Chinese pomfret 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very deep, and compressed. Snout blunt, forehead arched slightly. Eye small, central, slightly shorter than snout. Mouth small, subterminal, curved downward posteriorly; barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye. Operculum absent; gill opening reduced to a vertical slit on the side of the body; gill membrane broadly united to isthmus. Dorsal and anal fins subequal in size, originating at or behind level of pectoral-fin bases, quite stiff but never produced into a falcate lobe anteriorly; no spines before fins; dorsal-fin rays 41 to 46; anal-fin rays 39 to 42; pelvic fins absent. caudal fin deeply broad, weakly forked, lower lobe not extended. Greyish to brownish dorsally, silvery white on sides; covered in dark pigment spots; fins silvery to greyish, darkest distally.
habitats Occurs seasonally singly or in small schools over muddy bottoms; may enter estuaries. Feeds on ctenophores, salps, medusae, and other zooplankton groups but will also prey on small benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific from the Persian Gulf to eastern Indonesia and northward to Japan. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Sold fresh in markets.