Scientific Name
Taractichthys steindachneri  
Taractichthys steindachneri斯氏長鰭烏魴
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Döderlein, 1883) Depth 50 - 360M
Chinese 斯氏長鰭烏魴 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏魴科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F367 Bramidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斯氏長鰭烏魴 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海三角仔、黑飛刀、黑皮刀、三角仔(臺東)、大鱗烏鯧(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、North 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Argo steindachneri, Taractes longipinnis, Taractes miltonis, Taractes steindachneri, Taratichthys steindachneri, Teractichthys steindachneri, Tractichthys steindachneri   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Steindachner, F. etc. 1883 Garayzar, C.J.V. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054627. ASIZP0066971. ASIZP0070811. ASIZP0804804. ASIZP0914804. FRIP21608. ZMUCP461233-*.  
Common Name Pomfret; Sickle 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 17. Anterior lobes of dorsal and anal fins high, but changing in shape and height with growth; both fins covered with scales, not depressible in a groove, dorsal-fin rays 33-37; anal-fin rays 26-28; origin of pelvic fin before upper end of pectoral-fin base; caudal fin deeply emarginate. Scales large, wide and cycloid; on body and head spineless, scaleless areas above and behind the eye; lateral scales 34-38. Vertebrae 44-46. Body color dark-brown to black.
habitats Occurs along the shelf edge. Highly migratory species. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Central Pacific from East Africa to California, USA. It is found in eastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility A good quality foodfish. Marketed mainly fresh.