Scientific Name
Alepisaurus ferox  
Alepisaurus ferox帆蜥魚
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Author Lowe, 1833 Depth 1 - 1829M
Chinese 帆蜥魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帆蜥魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F195 Alepisauridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 帆蜥魚 
Max Length 215 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 長吻帆蜥魚、帆蜥魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madeira, eastern Atlantic 
Synonyms Alepidosaurus aesculapius, Alepidosaurus borealis, Alepidosaurus poeyi, Alepidosaurus serra, Alepisaurus altivelis, Alepisaurus azureus, Alepisaurus borealis, Alepisaurus richardsonii, Plagyodus aesculapius, Plagyodus borealis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Tadashi Kubota etc. 1970 Kiyoshi Fujita etc. 1976 
Specimen List
Common Name Pacific lancetfish; Wolffish; Day sarpon; Longsnout lancetfish; Longnose lancetfish; Longsnouted lancetfish; Handsaw-fish; Lancetfish; Handsaw fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body slender, moderately compressed, very elongate. Head small. Eye moderate, round, lateral. Snout large, longer than eye diameter. Mouth very large, jaws extending beyond eye; supramaxilla absent ; lower jaw without fleshy tip. Jaw teeth mostly small, in 1 row, both fixed and depressible teeth present, lower jaw with at least 1 fang; palatine with moderate teeth and 2 fangs in 1 row; vomer and tongue toothless. Dorsal fin extraordinarily high and long, sail-like, extending from head to over anal fin, with 32 to 41 rays; anal fin posterior, with 13 to 18 rays. Lateral dermal keel present, long, from about middle of body to end of caudal peduncle. Scales absent; lateral line present, consisting of small pores. Generally pale, iridescent, darker dorsally; lateral adipose keel dark; all fins dark brown or black; peritoneum black.
habitats Epipelagic- and mesopelagic, from near the surface to below 1,000 m, sometimes approaching inshore waters. Mainly nocturnal. Feed on fishes, cephalopods, tunicates, and crustaceans. Preyed upon by opah, sharks, albacore, yellowfin tuna, and fur seals. Ovi 
Distribution Widely found in warm waters of North Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. It found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh. Litter commercial importance.