Scientific Name
Bembrops filifera
Bembrops filifera絲棘鯒狀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Gilbert, 1905 Depth 200 - 549M
Chinese 絲棘鯒狀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱸鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F439 Percophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 絲棘鯒狀魚 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鴨嘴鱚、絲棘掛帆鱚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off northeastern coast of Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands, Albatross station 4080, depth 178-202 fathoms 
Synonyms Bathypercis platyrhynchus, Bembrops aethalea, Bembrops caudimacula, Bembrops filamentosa, Bembrops filifer, Bembrops philippinus   
Reference Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  A. Alcock 1893 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057250. ASIZP0066345. ASIZP0067874. ASIZP0068025. ASIZP0803635. ASIZP0913635.  
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 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. About 8 blackish oblique bands on lower 1/2 of body in males; fin membrane between 1st and 2nd dorsal spines black; upper half of 2nd dorsal fin dark in males; dark region of pectoral fin large in females; a black ocular spot on caudal fin in females.
habitats Inhabits the shelf edge on rock bottoms. From 250 to 440m depth. 
Distribution Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Western Australia and off the Hawaiian Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.