Scientific Name
Champsodon guentheri  
Champsodon guentheri貢氏鱷齒魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Regan, 1908 Depth 210 - 1020M
Chinese 貢氏鱷齒魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱷齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F433 Champsodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 貢氏鱷齒魚 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑狗母 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Philippines, 115 fm. 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Regan, C. T. 1908 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0062207. ASIZP0062208. ASIZP0067965. ASIZP0068343. ASIZP0074402. ASIZP0803726. ASIZP0806566. ASIZP0900345. ASIZP0913726. ASIZP0916566. NMMBP01743. NMMBP02807. NMMBP03548. NMMBP03572. NMMBP03604. NMMBP03631. NMMBP03661. NMMBP03698. NMMBP03755. NMMBP05780. NMMBP05782. NMMBP06131. NMMBP06147. NMNSF00538. NTMP0001. NTMP0364. NTUM04597. NTUM06419. NTUM06440. NTUM07047.  
Common Name Günther's sabre-gills; Günther's gaper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Eyes large. Mouth large, oblique; maxilla extending posteriorly to below eye. Premaxilla without notch near tip; premaxilla and dentary with at least 2 rows of teeth; inner row of long, depressible, needle-like teeth; outer row of shorter fixed teeth. Teeth present on vomer but not on palatines. First gill arch with 12 to 14 on lower limb. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with IV or V spines; second dorsal fin long, with 20 to 21 soft rays; anal fin spineless, similar in length and shape to second dorsal fin, with 18 to 19 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Body covered with small, rough, non-overlapping scales, but abdomen scaleless; ventral side of lower jaw and around transverse rows of sensory pores with scales. Body brownish dorsally; lateral and ventral parts tan or silvery, with dark spots along midline.
habitats Found on continental slopes at depths of 200-1000m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Western Pacific from southern Japan to Australia. It is found in northeastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.