Scientific Name
Rhynchactis leptonema  
Rhynchactis leptonema細絲吻巨棘鮟鱇
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Regan, 1925 Depth 0 - 650M
Chinese 細絲吻巨棘鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨棘鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F243 Gigantactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 細絲吻長角鮟鱇 
Max Length 14.1 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 吻巨棘角鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Western central Atlantic, 8°19'N, 44°35'W, depth about 1500 meters [3000 meters of wire out] 
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003)  Regan, C. T. 1925 Bertelsen, E., T. W. Pietsch etc. 1981 Bertelsen, E. etc. 1998 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059916. ASIZP0061803. ASIZP0062954.  
Common Name Whipnose angler 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongated, compressed; skin cover with minute spines; head relatively small; caudal slender; snout truncated; illicium emerging slightly behind the snout tip, without secondary filaments and terminal escal light organ, a narrow longitudinal transparent band on the distal 7% of illicial length; lower jaw and premaxillary teeth absent. D 3-4; P 18; A 4; C 9. Illicium length 143-158 in % SL; longest caudal fin rays 34-45% SL.
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, larvae habits in the upper, food-rich 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical parts of all oceans. It is rare in Taiwan occurring from northeastern off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.