Scientific Name
Macroramphosus scolopax  
Macroramphosus scolopax鷸嘴魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 25 - 600M
Chinese 鷸嘴魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鷸嘴魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F298 Macroramphosidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長吻魚(鷺管魚) 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 長嘴仔 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mediterranean Sea 
Synonyms Balistes scolopax, Centriscus gracilis, Centriscus scolopax, Centriscus squamosus, Macroramphosus gracilis, Macrorhamphosus elevatus, Macrorhamphosus scolopax, Silurus cornutus, Solenostomus scolopax   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0053877. ASIZP0060084. ASIZP0063106. ASIZP0064763. ASIZP0064766. ASIZP0064770. ASIZP0800069. ASIZP0800071. ASIZP0800072. ASIZP0805667. ASIZP0805668. ASIZP0805669. ASIZP0910069. ASIZP0910071. ASIZP0910072. CAS214449. NMMBP02881. NMMBP05583. NMNSF00232. NMNSF00573. NMNSF00621. NMNSF00788. NTMP1051. NTMP1129. NTOU-AE6278. NTOU-AE6279. NTOU-AE6280. NTUM06665. NTUM06890. NTUM07103. NTUM07557.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Snipefish; Snipe-fish; Slender snipefish; Spine trumpet fish; Trumpetfish; Bellowfish; Common bellowsfish; Lonspine snipefish; Longspine snipefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body compressed, deep, widest point at or posterior to midbody at origin of first dorsal fin, narrowing at caudal peduncle. Head elongate; snout long, tubular; mouth small, toothless, located at tip of snout; eyes lateral, large. First dorsal fin originating at or behind midbody; second spine greatly enlarged, posterior edge serrated, other spines stout but short; pelvic fins small, originating at or behind midbody. Lateral line absent. Body covered with small but distinct scales, 2 series of bony plates embedded in the skin on the back between head and dorsal fin, each series consisting of 3 well-developed plates and a fourth much smaller plate. Body orange, pink, or red on back; paler and silvery on sides.
habitats Found between the seabed and midwater on the lower continental shelf, over sand. Juveniles found in oceanic surface waters; adults normally live close to the bottom (normally in 50-350 m depth). Gregarious. Juveniles feed mainly on pelagic invertebrates,  
Distribution Ranges across tropical and temperate Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, probably worldwide. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.