Scientific Name
Ateleopus japonicus  
Ateleopus japonicus日本軟腕魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1853 Depth 140 - 600M
Chinese 日本軟腕魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 軟腕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F183 Ateleopodidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 日本辮魚 
Max Length 95 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 軟腕魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Atelopus japonicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-鯨口魚目(陳等, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058029. ASIZP0061494. ASIZP0062316. ASIZP0070177. ASIZP0700132. ASIZP0700176. ASIZP0805630. CAS214654. FRIP00100. NMMBP04978. NMMSTP00876. NTMP1183. NTOU-AE6106. NTOU-AE6235. NTUM00524. NTUM00525. NTUM00526. NTUM00527. NTUM00528. NTUM00529. NTUM00530. NTUM06689. ROM71765.  
Common Name Jellynose fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Elongate fishes with soft, flabby body; trunk short; tail elongate, compressed and tapering. Longest ray of pelvic fin thin, long reaching to or near tip of pectoral fin. Lip of upper jaw thin. Upper jaw with a short band of villiform teeth; lower jaw, palatine, pre vomer and tongue toothless. Body purplish-brown, semi-transparent.
habitats Sandy-muddy bottoms from 140 to 600m depth. Little known of general biology. 
Distribution Pacific coast of Japan southward from Okinawa Trough to Taiwan, Malaysia and the Chesterfield Islands. It found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.