Scientific Name
Bembrops curvatura  
Bembrops curvatura曲線鯒狀魚
by: Y. C. Liao & K. T. Shao
Author Okada & Suzuki, 1952 Depth 100 - 280M
Chinese 曲線鯒狀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱸鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F439 Percophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 曲線鯒狀魚 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鴨嘴鱚、曲線掛帆鱚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Owashi, Sea of Japan, Mie Pref., Japan. 
Reference Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0062187. ASIZP0067807. ASIZP0067881. ASIZP0067900. ASIZP0068377. ASIZP0068396. ASIZP0070289. ASIZP0803568. ASIZP0803642. ASIZP0803661. ASIZP0913568. ASIZP0913642. ASIZP0913661. NMMBP02859.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
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 or VII spines and 14 or 15 rays. Body scales weak ctenoid, comparatively large. Lateral line abruptly descending behind pectoral-fin base. Body greyish brown, paler below. Fin membrane between 1st and 2nd dorsal spines black; many yellow spots scattered on body; a black ocular spot and 2 to 4 yellowish oblique bands on caudal fin. Males with a yellow band in front of eye.
habitats Found on the shelf and shelf edge on rocky bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from southern Japan, surrounding areas, Indonesia, and northwestern Australia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.