Scientific Name
Dysomma dolichosomatum  
Dysomma dolichosomatum長身前肛鰻
by: Wei-Ting Yang, NTOU
Author Karrer, 1982 Depth 200 - 555M
Chinese 長身前肛鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合鰓鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F080 Synaphobranchidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長身前肛鰻 
Max Length 22.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 異齒前肛鰻、合鰓鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South West 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Madagascar, southwestern Indian Ocean, 22°25'S, 43°04.5'E, depth 550-555 meters 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Böhlke, J. E. 1949 Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 Karrer, C. 1982 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NTMP1449.  
Common Name Shortbelly eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic No scale; pectoral fin present. Upper jaw longer lower than jaw. Premaxillary teeth 2; maxillary teeth small, in 2 short rows, extending behind rear of eye.Vomerine teeth 4, Anterior 4 or 5 teeth of lower jaw compound; posterior teeth small. In 2 rows. Premaxillary teeth and vomerine teeth compound; Dorsal fin origin behind gill slit.Vertebrae 146-153. Total length 22.9 of body depth, 9.7 of head length; caudal length 2.6 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.8 of snout length; snout length 11.5 of the diameter of the eye.
habitats Demersal fishes; inhabit in 100 to 400 meters deep, feed on small fishes, crustaceans and other invertebrates. 
Distribution Mozambic channel and South westen of Taiwan water. 
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.