Scientific Name
Coelorinchus formosanus
Coelorinchus formosanus臺灣腔吻鱈
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Okamura, 1963 Depth 200 - 450M
Chinese 臺灣腔吻鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣腔吻鱈 
Max Length 36 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 Ta-shi [Daxi], northeastern Taiwan 
Synonyms Caelorinchus formosanus, Coelorhynchus abbreviatus, Coelorhynchus formosanus, Coelorhynchus intermedius   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Okamura, O. 1963 Okamura, O. 1970 Okamura, O. 1970 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057976. ASIZP0058024. ASIZP0061009. ASIZP0061048. ASIZP0061342. ASIZP0062195. ASIZP0062196. ASIZP0062197. ASIZP0065568. ASIZP0065578. ASIZP0065584. ASIZP0065595. ASIZP0065650. ASIZP0065661. ASIZP0065664. ASIZP0065822. ASIZP0070661. ASIZP0070693. ASIZP0070714. ASIZP0080500. ASIZP0700299. ASIZP0801146. ASIZP0900304. ASIZP0911146. CAS214457. FAKU35856Holotype. FAKU35857Paratype. FAKU35858Paratype. FAKU35859Paratype. FAKU35860Paratype. NMMBP02834. NMMBP02900. NMMBP03523. NMMBP03598. NMMBP03694. NMMBP03699. NMMBP05795. ...List all 41 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Formosan grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Sount moderately long (43 to 45% of head length), sharply pointed, anterolateral magin incompletely supported by bone; orbit (23 to 26% of head length) less than snout length, about 2/3 of postorbital length; upper jaw (27 to 29% of head length) extends to below posterior margin of orbit, rictus extends to posterior 1/4 of orbits; barbel 1.7 to 2.1 times into orbit; premaxillary teeth in 7 to 8 irregularly oblique series forming a tapered band extending to near end of rictus; outer series enlarged; mandibular teeth in 3 or 4 irregularly series; inner gill rakers on first arch 1 or 2 +6 or 7; head ridges well developed but not especially coarse; underside of head mostly naked expect on mandibular rami, and posteriorly from end of premaxilla to end of preopercle, and anterolateral margin of snout, where characteristic scales prevail; nasal fossa and crescentic area above anterolateral edges of snout naked. First forsal fin with 2 spines and 8 to 10 rays, its height less than postrostral length of head; pectoral fin rays i15 to i18. Light organ long, extends as a black streak from anus to just behind isthmus, expanded at each end but lacking a scaleless fossa. Scales of head with short, sharp, triangular spinules arranged in irregularly quincunx pattern to subparallel rows; scale rows below midbase of first dorsal fin 3.5 to 4.5.
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 East China Sea around Taiwan Island and off southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E; Nanfanao, 24°32, 20' N 122°30, 20'E; Tungkang, 22∘12,93'N120∘30,59'E.