Chirocentrus nudus

Species: Chirocentrus nudus

English Name: Whitefin Wolf-herring

Chinese Name: 長頷寶刀魚

Family: Chirocentridae


A silvery, bright blue (fading to grey) back with bright silver flanks wolf-herring. Can grow up to a length of 100 cm. Lives inshore and preys on small fishes and crabs. Highly commercialized for human consumption.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1985 Whitehead, P.J.P.

© 1985 Whitehead, P.J.P.

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– Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO.