Scientific Name
Ariomma indicum
Ariomma indicum印度無齒鯧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Day, 1871) Depth 20 - 300M
Chinese 印度無齒鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 無齒鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F481 Ariommatidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 印度無齒鯧 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 無齒鯧 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madras, India 
Synonyms Arioma indica, Ariomma dollfusi, Ariomma indica, Cubiceps dollfusi, Cubiceps indicus, Psenes africanus, Psenes extraneus, Psenes indica, Psenes indicus, Psenopsis anomala   
Reference 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Day, F. 1871 Yamada, U. etc. 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Forktail; Indian ariomma; Indian driftfish; Fork tail; Indian drift fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body firm, moderately deep, slightly compressed. Snout blunt and rounded; mouth very small, terminal, maxilla not reaching anterior margin of eye. Eye moderately large. Jaw teeth small; no teeth on palate. First dorsal fin originating over or slightly before pectoral-fin base, with X to XII spines; second dorsal fin with 14 or 15 soft rays; anal fin similar in shape to second dorsal fin, with III spines and 14 or 15 soft rays; pectoral fins with 21 to 24 rays, the fins moderately long and falcate; caudal fin deeply forked. Scales small, cycloid and extremely deciduous. Lateral line located on upper side, following dorsal profile but not extending onto caudal peduncle. Silvery but slightly more brownish dorsally (occasionally uniformly dark); young with darker patches and blotches on side, fading or absent in adults.
habitats Occurs in small schools in areas with muddy substrates on the continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on zooplankton. Appears to be pelagic at night and demersal by day and may migrate seasonally. 
Distribution Widespread in Indo-Pacific from South Africa to the Persian Gulf, east to the Indo-Malayan region, north to Japan. It is occasionally found in Taiwan band, western Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh or dried-salted.