Scientific Name
Scomberomorus guttatus  
Scomberomorus guttatus臺灣馬加鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 15 - 200M
Chinese 臺灣馬加鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑點馬鮫 
Max Length 76 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白北、白腹仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Estuary、
Holotype Locality Tranquebar, India 
Synonyms Cybium crockewiti, Cybium crokewitii, Cybium croockewitii, Cybium crookewitii, Cybium guttatum, Cybium interruptum, Cybium kuhlii, Indocybium guttatum, Scomber guttatus, Scomber leopardus, Scomberomorous guttatus, Scomberomorus crookewiti, Scomberomorus guttatum ...all 16..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001) 
Specimen List ASIZP0054649. ASIZP0055416. ASIZP0055767. ASIZP0062903. ASIZP0066286. ASIZP0075313. ASIZP0800917. ASIZP0806983. ASIZP0910917. ASIZP0916983. FRIP00001. FRIP20269. FRIP20537. MTP0005. MTP0012. NMMBP04405. NMMBP04416. NMMBP05021. NMMBP05022. NMMBP05352. NMMBP05381. NTMP1219. NTMP1434. NTUM06821.  
Common Name Spotted tangingi; Spotted seerfish; Spotted seer; Spotted Spanish mackerel; Indo-Pacific king mackerel; Indian Spanish mackerel; Indo-Pacific Spanish mackerel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, strongly compressed. Snout much shorter than rest of head; posterior part of maxilla exposed, reaching to a vertical from hind margin of eye; sharp, compressed, triangular teeth in upper and lower jaws; patches of fine teeth on palatines and vomer; no teeth on tongue. Gill rakers on first gill arch few: 1 to 2 on upper limb; 7 to 12 on lower limb; 8 to 14 total. First dorsal fin with XV to XVIII spines; second dorsal with 18 to 24 rays, followed by 7 to 10 finlets; anal fin with 19 to 23 rays followed by 7 to 10 finlets; pectoral fin rays 20 to 23. Intestine with 2 folds and 3 limbs. Lateral line with many fine auxiliary branches extending dorsally and ventrally in anterior third, gradually curving down toward caudal peduncle. Body silvery white with several longitudinal rows of round dark brownish spots scattered in about 3 irregular rows along lateral line. First dorsal fin membrane black, white posteriorly, with the distal margin black; pectoral, second dorsal and caudal fins dark brown; pelvic and anal fins silvery white.
habitats A pelagic migratory fish inhabiting coastal waters at depths between 15-200 m; sometimes entering turbid estuarine waters; usually found in small schools. Feeds mainly on small schooling fishes, squids and crustaceans. 
Distribution Along the shores of continental Indo-West Pacific from Persian Gulf, India and Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia; north to Hong Kong and Wakasa Bay, Sea of Japan. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in weastern part. 
Utility Marketed mainly fresh; also dried-salted, smoked and frozen.