Scientific Name
Owstonia taeniosoma
Owstonia taeniosoma帶狀歐氏鰧
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Author (Kamohara, 1935) Depth 150 - 250M
Chinese 帶狀歐氏鰧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤刀魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F407 Cepolidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 帶狀擬赤刀魚 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘鯛 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mimase, Japan 
Synonyms Owstonia taeniosoma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Kamohara, T. 1935 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Bandfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body shallow and slender, last soft ray of dorsal and anal fins not connected to caudal fin by a membrane; body depth 6-7 in stardand length. Head short, with blunt snout. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large, oblique; upper jaw broad at end, without supramaxilla, and extending to below posterior margin of eye; a single row of slender, slightly curved teeth in jaws. Dorsal fin with III spines and 26 rays; anal fin with I spine and 18 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Scales large, about 30 in longitudinal series; lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base, starting from upper corner of gill opening. Body and fins uniformly pink.
habitats Found on sandy-muddy bottoms about 150 to 200m depth.  
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific from Japan to Taiwan. It is mainly found in northern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility No commercial value.