Scientific Name
Taractes rubescens  
Taractes rubescens紅稜魴
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Evermann, 1887) Depth 0 - 400M
Chinese 紅稜魴 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏魴科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F367 Bramidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅稜魴 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海三角仔、黑飛刀、黑皮刀 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、North 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Florida, U.S.A. 
Synonyms Steinegeria rubescens, Tractes rubescenes   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1887 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NMMBP04086. NMMSTP00687.  
Common Name Pomfret; Dark pomfret; Black pomfret 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, compressed; dorsal contour of head almost straight. Large keeled scales along lateral mid-line of caudal peduncle. Snout short. Mouth oblique, upper jaw extending to a vertical through center of eye, upper jaw extending to a vertical through anterior margin 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 8 to 10. Anterior portion of dorsal and anal fins a little elongated in adults, but very long in juveniles; dorsal-fin rays 30-32; anal-fin rays 21-23; caudal fin forked. Scaleless areas above and behind the eyes; lateral scales 42-43 + 3-5(large scales of caudal peduncle). Vertebrae 39-41. Body color dark-brown to black.
habitats Occurs from shallow water to 400 m depth. 
Distribution Pacific and Atlantic: widely distributed in tropical waters. Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica to Peru. Eastern Atlantic: off west Africa. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad. Not known from the Indian Ocean. It is found in eastern and northern T 
Utility A good quality foodfish. Marketed mainly fresh.