Scientific Name
Paratrachichthys sajademalensis  
Paratrachichthys sajademalensis斜口管燧鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kotlyar, 1979) Depth 143 - 274M
Chinese 斜口管燧鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燧鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F280 Trachichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斜口管燧鯛 
Max Length 9.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 南方准燧鯛、燧鯛 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Southeastern part of Saya de Malha Bank, Indian Ocean, 11°25'S, 61°39'E, depth 159-156 meters 
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 ASIZP0066685. ASIZP0070625. ASIZP0080537. ASIZP0807465. ASIZP0917465. NMNSF01002. ROM71746.  
Common Name Slimehead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with V spines, and 13-14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8~9 soft rays. Caudal fin forked. Cover with small Ctenoid Scales. Abdomen middle line between Pelvic Fin and Anal fin has 10-15 scutes.Body grey brown, all fins are light.
habitats Inhabit bathypelagic marine environment; depth range 143 - 274 m. Attain maxi size 9.6 cm SL. 
Distribution Indian Ocean: Saya de Malha. Mediterranean Sea: Nazareth Banks. Northwest Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge Known also off Somalia (Moore, pers. comm.). 
Utility Of no interest.