Scientific Name
Chilorhinus platyrhynchus  
Chilorhinus platyrhynchus扁吻唇鼻擬鯙
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Author (Norman, 1922) Depth 200 - 400M
Chinese 扁吻唇鼻擬鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鯙科 Economic Fish No 
Family F077 Chlopsidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 扁吻唇鼻鰻 
Max Length 21.1 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁吻擬鯙、扁吻草鰻、草鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality New Britain Island, Bismarck Archipelago [Papua New Guinea, western Pacific].  
Synonyms Brachyconger platyrhynchus   
Reference 陳餘鋆(2002)博士論文; Shao et al. (2008) A checklist of the fishes of southern Taiwan, Northern South China Sea.  Norman, J. R. 1922 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 Nakabo T. 2002 陳餘鋆 2002 Shao, K.T., H.C. Ho, P.L. Lin, P.F. Lee, M.Y. Lee, C.Y. Tsai, Y.C. Liao etc. 2008 
Specimen List USNM00269597. USNM00269600.  
Common Name Flat-nosed xenocongrid eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral fin absent.Teeth conical, premaxillary teeth 2 rows; teeth of jaws 1 or 2 rows, vomerine teeth 2 rows, folded under upper jaws. Dorsal fin origin behind gill slits; anal fin behind the anus; anus on the 1/2 of the body.Total length 16.7 of body depth, 5.5 of the head length; caudal length 1.1 of the length from head to trunk; head length 7.1 of snout length; snout length 1.5 of the diameter of eye. Body short, cylindrical, tail compressed. Lower jaws than upper jaw. Tongue fixed. Rictusin advance of rear margin of the eye. Gill slit small or medium. Rear end of dorsal and anal fin unelevated. Posterior nostril lateral, along the anterior margin of the eye. Adult's lateral side spotted.
habitats Inhabit in sandy bottom of shallow waters to upper edge of continental slope. This species is almost the same size and body ratio with the Atlantic relative species Chilorhinus suensonii, which only different on vertebra no. (107-112 to 96-106) and collec 
Distribution West Pacific. 
Utility Currently, there isnot enough quantity for fishery.