Scientific Name
Ateleopus purpureus  
Ateleopus purpureus紫軟腕魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Tanaka, 1915 Depth 100 - 600M
Chinese 紫軟腕魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 軟腕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F183 Ateleopodidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紫辮魚 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 軟腕魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Minatomachi, near Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 
Reference 臺灣脊椎動物誌(陳兼善, 1969);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066522. ASIZP0066560. ASIZP0067950. ASIZP0070178. ASIZP0074206. ASIZP0801353. ASIZP0801354. ASIZP0803711. ASIZP0911353. ASIZP0911354. ASIZP0913711. NTMP1046. NTOU-AE6132.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
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 100 to 600m depth. Little known of general biology. Possibly feed on benthic invertebrates.  
Distribution Taiwan, Japan, East and South China Sea. It found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.