Scientific Name
Acanthaphritis barbata  
Acanthaphritis barbata鬚棘吻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Okamura & Kishida, 1963) Depth 100 - 500M
Chinese 鬚棘吻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱸鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F439 Percophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鬚棘吻魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鴨嘴鱚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bungo Channel, off Yamatahama, Ehime Pref., Japan 
Synonyms Acanthaphritis barbatus, Spinapsaron barbatum, Spinapsaron barbatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Okamura, O. etc. 1963 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066954. ASIZP0066958. FRIP01060. NTMP0034. NTMP0353. NTMP0552. NTMP0959. NTMP0999. NTMP1422. NTUM06215. NTUM06325. NTUM06902. NTUM06956. NTUM06957.  
Common Name Duckbill 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Elongate trachinoid fishes, head depressed anteriorly. Eyes usually large, usually with dorsal iris flap. Interorbital space narrow. Mouth large; upper and lower jaws same length. Operculum with one spine. Two forward-directed spines on anterior snout tip. One barbel at tip of upper jaw in males. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin low, with V spines; posterior dorsal rays elongate, with 20 or 21 rays. Body scales ctenoid. Bright yellow band from operculum to upper tail base; spinous dorsal fin black and yellow streak on caudal fin.
habitats Inhabits the shelf and shelf edge on rock bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to Taiwan. Also from northwestern Australia. It is found in northeastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.