Scientific Name
Rhynchactis macrothrix  
Rhynchactis macrothrix長絲吻巨棘鮟鱇
by: H. C. Ho
Author Bertelsen & Pietsch, 1998 Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 長絲吻巨棘鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨棘鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F243 Gigantactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長絲吻長角鮟鱇 
Max Length 15.2 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨絲吻巨棘角鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Central Atlantic, 7°55'N, 32°41'W, depth 0-2000 meters, bottom depth 4840 meters 
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003)  Bertelsen, E. etc. 1998 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061797. ASIZP0061801. ASIZP0061804. ASIZP0062880. ASIZP0063267. ASIZP0065431.  
Common Name Whipnose angler 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongated, compressed; skin naked or cover with minute spines; head relatively small; caudal slender; snout truncated; illicium longer than standard length, emerging slightly behind the snout tip, with 11-20 secondary filaments, each filaments with 1-2 unpigmented terminal filaments and with a narrow longitudinal transparent band on each side, without terminal escal light organ; pelvic bone present; frontal and maxilla absent; lower jaw teeth absent; premaxillary teeth absent; caudal fin rays branched in 3rd-6th, elongate in 2nd and 7th. Dorsal fin rays 3-4; pectoral fin rays 17-18; anal fin rays 3; caudal fin rays 9. Illicium length 109-144 %SL; longest caudal fin rays 34-37% 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 Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It is rare in Taiwan occurring in northeast off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.