Scientific Name
Diceratias bispinosus  
Diceratias bispinosus細瓣雙角鮟鱇
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Günther, 1887) Depth 0 - 2300M
Chinese 細瓣雙角鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雙角鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F238 Diceratiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 細瓣雙角鮟鱇 
Max Length 13.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Banda Island, Challenger station 194A, depth 360 fathoms (659 meters) 
Synonyms Ceratias bispinosus, Diceratias glomerosus, Paroneirodes glomerosus   
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003)  Paxton, J.R. etc. 1973 Uwate, K. R. 1979 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057321.  
Common Name Two-rod angerfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body short, globular; mouth large, cleft extending past eye; skin covered with tiny close-set dermal spinules; dark brown to black over entire surface of head, body; illicium short, emerging between the frontal; distance between insertion of illicium and symphysial cartilage of upper jaw less than 15% SL; second dorsal spine present, with a distal light organ, emerging from dorsal surface of head just behind base of illicium; escal bulb relatively small, width equal to high, terminal papilla absent or low, anterior and posterior appendages well-developed, both with secondary filaments, the anterior appendage bulbous, sometimes with branches, posterior appendage compressed, with a series of cirri in exterior, poster pore on the posterior base of terminal papilla D 6; P 13; A 4; C 9. Premaxillary teeth 40; lower jaws teeth 34; vomer teeth 6. Ilicium length 49 in % SL; head length 45.3; head depth 60.4; distance from illicial base to the symphysial cartilage of upper jaw 8.3; premaxillary length 54.4; lower jaw length 62.3.
habitats Marine. First dorsal spine of female highly modified into a long rod with a light organ in the tip call illicium and esca, the esca containing bacteria as luminous symbiont, its function in attracting prey. Oviparous. Adults are meso- and bathypelagic. Ma 
Distribution Wodely distributed in Indo-Pacific Ocean. It is rare in Taiwan only recorded from Northeastern off Yi-lan. 
Utility No commercial value.