Scientific Name
Harpadon microchir  
Harpadon microchir小鰭鐮齒魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1878 Depth 400 - 600M
Chinese 小鰭鐮齒魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 短臂龍頭魚 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 水狗母、粉粘、那哥、那個魚、水仙 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Tokyo, Japan 
Synonyms Harpodon microchir   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1878 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058375. ASIZP0061005. ASIZP0061030. ASIZP0061076. ASIZP0061604. ASIZP0062128. ASIZP0064260. ASIZP0065214. ASIZP0065215. ASIZP0065668. ASIZP0065808. ASIZP0065833. ASIZP0067960. ASIZP0700151. ASIZP0800967. ASIZP0801118. ASIZP0801119. ASIZP0801120. ASIZP0803721. ASIZP0900344. ASIZP0900370. ASIZP0900494. ASIZP0900495. ASIZP0910967. ASIZP0911118. ASIZP0911119. ASIZP0911120. ASIZP0913721. CAS214589. FRIP00090. NMMBP04375. NMMBP06173. NMMBP06209. NMMBP06212. NMMSTP00314. NMNSF00131. NMNSF00544. ...List all 44 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Bombay-duck 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body compressed. Eye small. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins. Mouth large, gape tending to be oblique. Upper jaw not protractile, bordered its entire length by premaxilla, its length more than 1/2 head length and extending well past posterior margin of orbit. Teeth on palatines, vomer and tongue. Body naked except for a series of scales along lateral line and on to tail. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 13-14 rays; anal fin posterior to end of dorsal fin, with 14-16 rays; pectoral fins reaching much less than 1/2 distance from snout to origin of dorsal fin; pelvic fins with 9 rays, inner rays subequal or slightly longer than outer rays; caudal fin forked.
habitats Inhabits sandy- muddy bottoms in deep water from 500-600 m. 
Distribution Known from Japan, northeastern Philippines, and southern Indonesia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility No importance to fisheries.