Scientific Name
Coelorinchus asteroides
Coelorinchus asteroides擬星腔吻鱈
by: Y. C. Liao & K. T. Shao
Author Okamura, 1963 Depth 320 - 360M
Chinese 擬星腔吻鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 擬星腔吻鱈 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱈魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Caelorinchus asteroides, Coelorhynchus asteroides   
Reference 邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  Okamura, O. 1963 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061339. ASIZP0061340. ASIZP0062194. ASIZP0065560. ASIZP0065658. ASIZP0068016. ASIZP0070617. ASIZP0803777. ASIZP0900348. ASIZP0913777. NMMBP02874.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head about as wide as deep, depressed anteriorly; middle of length of head behind anterior border of pupil. Snout short and broadly proadlly protruded, with an acute rostral spine; the lateral margin strongly curved. Teeth in premaxillaries conical, not arrow-shaped, in 5 to 8 irregularly oblique series, forming a wide band as a whole, those of outer series evenly enlarged and widely spaced. Scales on body large, hexagonal and rather deciduous; the spinules stout and pungent, forming 4 to 11 divergent rides, last spinule of each series more or less projecting beyond apical margin of scales. Scales on head coarser, less imbricated and more adhesive than those on body; on body; on nasal crest scales 7 or 8 in a longitudinal series, with spinous rows radiating in all directions from center of each, and the spinules never on ridges but independently rising from surface of scales, this median series of scales followed on each side by a single series of less modified scales. Nasal fossa naded. No naked area on dorsal surface of snout, but a naked groove extending from base of rostral spine backward to interorbital space alongside median rostral series of scales. Undersider of head, including mandibular regions and branchiostegal membranes, wholly naked. Vent immediately before anal, and preceded by a luminous organ of short type.
habitats Benthopelagic fishes in the deep sea. A rare species of macrourids from the upper continental slope off northwestern Taiwan at depths between 400m and 800m. Food of these fishes consists of a wide range of fish and both benthic and pelagic invertebrates. 
Distribution Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E.