Scientific Name
Hime japonica
Hime japonica日本姬魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1877) Depth 85 - 330M
Chinese 日本姬魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 仙女魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F185 Aulopidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本姬魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 仙女魚、狗母、汕狗母 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Yokohama market, Japan 
Synonyms Aulopus japonicus, Hime japonicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);Parin, N.V. and A.N. Kotlyar 1989 A new aulopodid species, Hime microps from the eastern south Pacific, with comments on geographic variations of H. japonica. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 35(4):407-413.   Günther, A. 1877 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058857. ASIZP0060901. ASIZP0061135. ASIZP0063281. ASIZP0064903. ASIZP0064983. ASIZP0066010. ASIZP0066029. ASIZP0070300. ASIZP0073390. ASIZP0074448. ASIZP0079009. ASIZP0700117. ASIZP0700174. ASIZP0800074. ASIZP0800075. ASIZP0800076. ASIZP0800632. ASIZP0800689. ASIZP0910074. ASIZP0910075. ASIZP0910076. ASIZP0910632. ASIZP0910689. ASIZP0915945.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese aulopus; Japanese thread-sail fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, subcylindrical anteriorly to moderately compressed posteriorly, moderately elongate. Diameter of orbit equal to or greater than length of snout. Lateral line present, with 40-46 scales. Total gill rakers 18-23. Dorsal fin moderate to long based and high, with 15-17 rays; fourth dorsal fin ray longest, but not elongated into a filament. Pyloric caeca absent. In males, anterior part of dorsal fin with a large reddish blotch and a yellowish band on anal fin. In females with many dark dots on anterior part of dorsal fin.
habitats Benthic fishes from inshore to outer shelf and upper slope from 85 to 330m depth. Feed as probable carnivores. 
Distribution Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Chesterfield Islands. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Minor commercial importance. Marketed fresh.