Scientific Name
Xenodermichthys nodulosus  
Xenodermichthys nodulosus平額魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1878 Depth 100 - 700M
Chinese 平額魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 黑頭魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F171 Alepocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 日本裸平頭魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 平頭魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Tokyo, Japan, Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1878 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058230. ASIZP0058969. ASIZP0058970. ASIZP0059825. ASIZP0060907. ASIZP0061029. ASIZP0061126. ASIZP0061452. ASIZP0061479. ASIZP0062380. ASIZP0063703. ASIZP0063727. ASIZP0063851. ASIZP0064142. ASIZP0064362. ASIZP0066190. ASIZP0067172. ASIZP0067181. ASIZP0080269. ASIZP0801375. ASIZP0802079. ASIZP0802085. ASIZP0900323. ASIZP0901342. ASIZP0901363. ASIZP0911375. ASIZP0912079. ASIZP0912085. NMMBP02076. NMMBP02553. NMMBP02852. NMMBP03507. NMMBP05594. NMMSTP01608. NMNSF00542. NMNSF01493. ZMUCP17266-*. ...List all 37 records... 
Barcode2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Slickhead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head and body covered with filmy skin. Scales absent form the body. Head small; eyes large and circular. Dorsal fin opposite to anal fin. Bases of median fins long; dosal fin with with 32-33 rays and also anal fin with 32-33 rays. Photopores very small projecting from skin with the peduncle. Body color brown.
habitats A engybenthic species. From 100 - 700 m depth. Probably feed on jelly-fishes, salps, pyrosomes, ctenophores, etc.  
Distribution Distributed from Japan to the Philippines. It found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.