Scientific Name
Bembrops caudimacula  
Bembrops caudimacula尾斑鯒狀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Steindachner, 1876 Depth 186 - 500M
Chinese 尾斑鯒狀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱸鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F439 Percophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 尾斑鯒狀魚 
Max Length 20.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鴨嘴鱚、尾斑掛帆鱚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Bembrops adenensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Kuroda, N. 1950 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0067826. ASIZP0067938. ASIZP0067941. ASIZP0068162. ASIZP0068172. ASIZP0068176. ASIZP0068197. ASIZP0068315. ASIZP0068335. ASIZP0068338. ASIZP0068339. ASIZP0068382. ASIZP0073379. ASIZP0073766. ASIZP0073894. ASIZP0073944. ASIZP0073946. ASIZP0803587. ASIZP0803699. ASIZP0803702. ASIZP0803923. ASIZP0803933. ASIZP0803937. ASIZP0803958. ASIZP0913587. ASIZP0913699. ASIZP0913702. ASIZP0913923. ASIZP0913933. ASIZP0913937. ASIZP0913958. ASIZP0916270. ASIZP0916386. NMMBP02088. NMMSTP01525. NTUM07048. ...List all 36 records... 
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; lower jaw projecting pass under jaw. Operculum with two spines. No spines on anterior snout tip. No barbel at tip of upper jaw. Posterior end of upper jaw with dermal flap. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal spine not elongated into filament, with VI spines and 14 or 15 rays. Body scales weak ctenoid, comparatively large. Lateral line gently curved above pectoral fin. Body greyish brown, paler below. First dorsal fin uniformly dark, or dark with irregular white markings; second dorsal finwith 1 white longitudinal band. A dark spot on caudal fin in females.
habitats Inhabits the shelf edge on rock bottoms. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Japan and Korea, south to Borneo and northeastern Australia, west to the Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean, and in the Gulf of Aden. Eastern Atlantic: only in the Gulf of Guinea. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.