Scientific Name
Thyrsitoides marleyi  
Thyrsitoides marleyi尖身帶鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fowler, 1929 Depth 0 - 855M
Chinese 尖身帶鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帶鰆科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F473 Gempylidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鰭蛇鯖 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 尖梭、竹梭(臺東)、尖梭舅(澎湖)、白魚桂(澎湖)、白魚舅(高屏地區) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Natal, South Africa 
Synonyms Mimasea taeniosoma, Thrysitoides marleyi, Thyrisitoides marleyi, Thyrsitoides jordanus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Nakamura, I. 1980 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0060663. ASIZP0063085. ASIZP0063188. FRIP00098. FRIP00685. FRIP21008. FRIP21676. NMMBP00972. NMMBP05402. NMMSTP00902.  
Common Name Slender snoek; Black snoek; Blacksail snake mackerel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body greatly elongate and compressed; snout sharply conical, lower jaw sharply pointed and extends considerably beyond upper jaw; tip of both jaws with small conical dermal processes; 3 fangs anteriorly in each side of upper jaw, usually 3 fangs depressible and remaining ones immovable; 1 pair of slightly elongate tooth anteriorly on each side of lower jaw; lateral teeth in jaws conical, those in lower jaw much larger than those in upper jaw; vomer edentate; small teeth on palatines. First dorsal fin with XVII to XIX spines, the second dorsal fin with I small spine and 16 or 17 soft rays; anal fin with I small spine and 16 or 17 soft rays; pectoral fin with I small spine and 13 or 14 soft rays. Two lateral lines, the upper following dorsal contour of body, the lower originating below fourth dorsal-fin spine or siightly behind it, running mid-laterally. Body covered with small, thin cycloid scales. Body dark brown with slightly metallic reflections, sometimes slightly paler on belly; black markings on first dorsal-fin membrane, other fins without any markings.
habitats Mesobenthopelagic, down to depths of 400 m or more, often at the surface at night around Okinawa, Japan. The largest populations are probably on the slope of seamounts or ridges. Feeds on a variety of mesopelagic fish, squid and crustaceans. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indd-West Pacific including Japan except Hokkaido (Northern Island), Kyusyu-Palau Ridge, Taiwan, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Malacca Straits, Andaman Sea, western Australia, around Madagascar, La Reunion, Saya de Malha Bank, east coast 
Utility Marketed fresh.