Scientific Name
Hoplostethus japonicus  
Hoplostethus japonicus日本胸燧鯛
by: ©National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Author Hilgendorf, 1879 Depth 336 - 605M
Chinese 日本胸燧鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燧鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F280 Trachichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 日本胸棘鯛 
Max Length 12.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 燧鯛、日本燧鯛 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Japan 
Reference The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066694. ASIZP0066695. ASIZP0066696. FRIP01364. NMMBP00904. NMMBP02698. ROM71737.  
Common Name Flintperch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with V-VIII spines and 12-13 soft rays; anal fin with III-VI spines and 9-10 soft rays. Caudal fin forked. Body black brown, all fins are light color except for pectoral fin is light red, the edge of Caudal fin is black.
habitats Inhabit bathypelagic marine environment; depth range 336 - 605 m. Attains maxi size 12.6 cm SL. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: along the southern coast of Japan (south of Tokyo), in Sagami and Suruga Bays and in the Sea of Japan 
Utility No commercial species.