Scientific Name
Trachipterus ishikawae  
Trachipterus ishikawae石川粗鰭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Snyder, 1901 Depth 0 - 1200M
Chinese 石川粗鰭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 粗鰭魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F206 Trachipteridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 石川粗鰭魚 
Max Length 270 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石川氏粗鰭魚、粗鰭魚、龍宮使者、白龍王、龍王魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、North 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off mouth of Tokyo Bay, between Misaki and Boshu, Japan 
Synonyms Trachypterus ishikawae   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 武雲飛, 曾曉起, 孔曉瑜 Wu, Y.F., Z.Q. Zeng, etc. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058027. ASIZP0058595. ASIZP0064395. ASIZP0065019. ASIZP0065882. ASIZP0065883. ASIZP0075091. NMMSTP00638. NTUM04313.  
Common Name Ribbonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, ribbon-like, compressed; body depth gradually decreasing from head to caudal peduncle. Head moderately small. Snout length longer eye diameter. Pointed teeth on jaws, vomer, and palatines. Scales present in juveniles; absent in adult. Dorsal fin very long, extending along entire body length to tail, with 164-190 rays; anterior dorsal-fin rays elongate in juveniles, reduced in adult; anal fin absent; pelvic fins with 8-13 rays, elongate in juveniles, and absent in adult; caudal fin with 2 lobes; upper lobe sometimes upturned, conspicuous, and fan-like. Head and body usually silver.
habitats Mesopelagic fishes, sometimes drifting to coastal regions; very little is known of their habits and reproductive ecology. 
Distribution Found in Northwest Pacific from Japan to Taiwan. It very rare and only found in eastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.