Scientific Name
Linophryne indica  
Linophryne indica印度鬚鮟鱇
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Author (Brauer, 1902) Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 印度鬚鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F244 Linophrynidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 印度樹鬚魚 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 印度鬚角鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality East of Seychelles, Indian Ocean, 2°43'S, 61°12'E, Valdivia station 230, depth 1500 meters 
Synonyms Aceratias macrorhinus indicus, Linophryne corymbifera   
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Brauer, A. 1902 Bertelsen, E. 1951 Bertelsen, E. 1981 Nakabo T. 2002 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061806.  
Common Name Leftvent 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Female with body short and globose; skin naked, dark brown to black; sphenotic spine present, short and blunt; illicium short; esca with 2-3 pairs of distal filament, the anterior pair fringed; hyoid barble short, with a distal series of 5-6 close-set, short barble branchus, esch with several photophores and filaments. Male with short and blunt sphenotic spines; skin naked; eyes large; olfactory organ large; a group of subdermal pigment on posterior angle of lower jaws and on peritoneum to anus. Dorsal fin rays 3; pectoral fin rays 13; anal fin rays 3; caudal fin rays 8.
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, eggs are presumably contained in floa 
Distribution Widely distributed throughout Indo-Pacific Ocean. It is rare species in Taiwan, only one recorded from the northeastern off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.