Scientific Name
Lestrolepis japonica  
Lestrolepis japonica日本光鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Tanaka, 1908) Depth 10 - 730M
Chinese 日本光鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 裸蜥魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F196 Paralepididae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本光鱗魚 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 裸狗母魚 
Distribution in World East India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sagami Sea, Japan 
Synonyms Lestidium japonicum   
Reference Ho et al. (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):114-139.  Tanaka, S. 1908 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0062340. ASIZP0062341. ASIZP0063112. ASIZP0064136. ASIZP0065769. ASIZP0066358. ASIZP0068037. ASIZP0075095. ASIZP0076428. ASIZP0700150. ASIZP0801142. ASIZP0803798. ASIZP0900355. ASIZP0900379. ASIZP0911142. ASIZP0913798. NMMBP01090. NMMBP01091. NMMBP01898. NMMBP02078. NMMBP02608. NMMBP02811. NMMBP02821. NMMBP03539. NMMBP03684. NMMBP03728. NMMBP03762. NMMBP03783. NMMBP03834. NMMBP04129. NMMBP04499. NMMBP04613. NMMBP04614. NMMBP05548. NMMBP05792. NMMBP05805. NMMSTP00611. ...List all 45 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Barracudina 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body slender, moderately compressed. Head moderate. Eye moderate, rounded, lateral. Lower jaw and palatine with long canines. Body naked except lateral line region; scale on anterior lateral line roughly diamond-shaped, about as high as long; total lateral line scales 62-69. A single black papilla immediately in front of eye. Two luminous ducts along midventral line between head and pelvic fins. Dorsal fin small, origin of dorsal fin distinctly near to insertion of pelvic fin and origin of anal fin; anal fin long, with 36-40 rays. Body pale with dark dorsal band.
habitats Mesopelagic species. 
Distribution Found in Western Pacific from Japan to Australia. It found in western, southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.