Scientific Name
Sphyraena japonica  
Sphyraena japonica日本金梭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Depth 5 - 100M
Chinese 日本金梭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金梭魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F472 Sphyraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本魣 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大眼梭子魚、倭鮊、竹操魚、針梭、竹梭、巴拉庫答、梭仔(澎湖)、細鱗梭仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Sphyraena japonica   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 馬敏欽 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056166. ASIZP0061193. ASIZP0064713. ASIZP0064956. ASIZP0064965. ASIZP0065189. ASIZP0065190. ASIZP0065191. ASIZP0065192. ASIZP0700079. ASIZP0700080. ASIZP0800013. ASIZP0800014. ASIZP0800015. ASIZP0801049. ASIZP0801050. ASIZP0801051. ASIZP0801052. ASIZP0910013. ASIZP0910014. ASIZP0910015. ASIZP0911049. ASIZP0911050. ASIZP0911051. ASIZP0911052. FRIP21003. NMMBP00049. NMMBP00126. NMMBP01249. NMMBP01326. NMMBP04948. NMMBP04997. NMMBP05269. NMMBP05849. NMMBP06138. NTMP0164. NTMP0218. ...List all 45 records... 
Barcode2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Sea pike; Snoek; Japanese barracuda 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, subcylindrical or slightly compressed. Head long, pointed, scaly on sides and posteriorly on top. Mouth nearly horizontal, large. Jaws elongate, the lower one considerably projecting; large, sharp, flattened or conical teeth of unequal size on jaws and palatines; usually 1 or 2 strong, sharp canines near tip of lower jaw. Maxilla reaching to below anterior nostril. First gill arch with 1 prominent gill raker. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated; first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins; second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins slightly behind first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Lateral-line scales 119 to 136. Body without a narrow dark stripe on the lower flank; no dark blotch on body near pelvic-fin base; caudal fin darkish.
habitats Found near shore. Feeds on fishes. 
Distribution Distributed in Western Pacific from Southern Japan to South China Sea. It is a very common species in Taiwan 
Utility Marketed fresh.