Scientific Name
Glossanodon semifasciatus  
Glossanodon semifasciatus半帶水珍魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kishinouye, 1904) Depth 70 - 430M
Chinese 半帶水珍魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 水珍魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F166 Argentinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 半帶舌珍魚 
Max Length 25.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 水珍魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Argentina semifasciata, Glossanodon semifasciata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057311. ASIZP0062234. ASIZP0071020. ASIZP0700003. ASIZP0804449. ASIZP0914449. CAS214595. NMMBP00803. NMMBP03017. NMMBP03613. NMMBP03690. NMMBP04010. NMMBP05261. NMMBP05397. NMMBP06195. NMMSTP01516. NTOU-AE6189. NTOU-AE6190. NTOU-AE6191. NTUM06977.  
Common Name Deepsea smelt; Deep sea smelt 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongated and cylindrical. Anal fin base shorter than dorsal fin base. Snout longer than eye diameter. Branchiostegals 5. Lower jaw protruding anteriorly. Gill raker on 1st arch logg, 35-40. Anal-fin base length equal to or shorter than dosal-fin base length. Anal fin with 10-12 rays. Body uniform brown, with a lateral band on sides.
habitats Found in the shelf edge and upper bathyal in sandy mud bottom. 
Distribution Distributed from southern Japan to Taiwan. It only found in northeastern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility Rarely of commercial importance.