Scientific Name
Eumegistus illustris  
Eumegistus illustris真烏魴
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Jordan & Jordan, 1922 Depth 0 - 520M
Chinese 真烏魴 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏魴科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F367 Bramidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 真烏魴 
Max Length 47 cmSL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海三角仔、黑飛刀、黑皮刀、三角仔(臺東)、黑三角仔(臺東)、深海黑嘉臘 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Honolulu market, Oahu I., Hawaiian Is., U.S.A 
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013).  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1922 何源興,陳文義 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0079490. ASIZP0807304. ASIZP0917304. FRIP20133. FRIP20254. FRIP21137. FRIP21714.  
Barcode2015-12-09,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Brilliant pomfret. 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very deep, very compressed; dorsal contour of head distinctly convex. Snout blunt and short. Mouth nearly vertical, upper jaw extending to a vertical through anterior of eye. Teeth sharp, conical, sparsely arranged in a band on each jaw; palatine and vomerine teeth small and sometimes absent. Total gill rakers in first gill arch 9 to 10. Anterior portion of dorsal and anal fins a little elongated, dorsal-fin rays 33-35; anal-fin rays 24-26; origin of pelvic fin behind upper end of pectoral-fin base; caudal fin rounded in young and juveniles, forked in adults. Scales large, wide and cycloid; on body and head spineless, scaleless areas above and behind the eye; lateral scales 48-50. Vertebrae 44. Body color dark-brown to black.
habitats Appears to live deeper than other bramids. Several records from depths exceeding 400 m and a single record from 620 m. 
Distribution Known only from the Pacific Ocean, mainly from warm-temperate latitudes. It is rare and only found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility A good eating fish occasionally seen in markets.