Scientific Name
Sarda orientalis  
Sarda orientalis東方齒鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Depth 0 - 80M
Chinese 東方齒鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 東方狐鰹 
Max Length 102 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 梳齒(成功)、西齒(成功)、疏齒(基隆)、煙仔虎、掠齒煙、烏鰡串、西齒煙(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Ocean  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Pelamys orientalis, Sarda orientalis serventyi, Sarda velox   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Sivasubramaniam, K. 1969 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0069537. ASIZP0075004. ASIZP0700051. ASIZP0806045. ASIZP0806046. ASIZP0806056. ASIZP0806230. ASIZP0806231. ASIZP0916045. ASIZP0916046. ASIZP0916056. ASIZP0916230. ASIZP0916231. FRIP20264. FRIP21618. NMMBP04980. NMMSTP00940.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Oriental bonito; Oriental tuna; Striped tuna; Striped bonito; Bonito; Mexican bonito 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and slightly compressed. Mouth moderately large; Upper jaw teeth 12 to 20; lower jaw teeth 10 to 17; vomerine teeth absent; 8 to 13 gillrakers on first arch. Dorsal fins close together, the first with XVII to XIX spines, its margin straight; the second with 14 to 17 rays followed by 7 to 9 finlets;;anal fin with 14 to 16 rays followed by 6 to 7 finlets; pectoral fins short, with 23 to 26 rays; interpelvic process small and bifid. Lateral line single, gradually curving down toward caudal peduncle. Body completely covered with very small scales posterior to the corselet; caudal peduncle slender, with a well developed lateral keel between 2 smaller keels on each side. Swimbladder absent; spleen large and prominent in ventral view, located in the posterior half of the visceral cavity; liver-with elongate left and right lobes and a short middle lobe. Back with narrow oblique stripes.
habitats A coastal species found schooling with small tunas. Also found around some islands. Feeds on clupeoids, other fishes, squids and decapod crustaceans. Spawning varies with the monsoon season. 
Distribution Widespread but with many gaps in its known distribution. Eastern Pacific: Hawaiian Islands and Pacific coast of USA to southern tip of Baja California and Tres Marias Islands extending to Cabo Blanco, Peru (especially during El Niño events), the Gala 
Utility Marketed mainly fresh; also dried-salted, canned and frozen.