Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Exocoetidae  
 Genus Cheilopogon  
  Cheilopogon agoo  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cheilopogon agoo agooCypselurus agooCypselurus agoo agooExocoetus agoo  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles with a pair of short tapering barbels bearing proximal flap-like appendage. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 10-12 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 9-11 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, anterior 2 soft rays unbranched; pelvic fin long, extending beyond of anal fin when depressed; caudal fin deeply forked, its lower lobe longer than the upper. Scales large, cycloid, easily shed; predorsal scales 33 to 37; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 52-57 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral and caudal fins transparent. 
Habitat: Found in the neritic zone. Spawning school captured with gill-net in early summer. 
Distribution: Only known found in the Northwest Pacific, including southern Japan and Taiwan. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Common and commercially valued. Used in Chinese medicine. 
Name Code: 380867
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