Scientific Name
Osopsaron formosensis  
Osopsaron formosensis臺灣小骨鰧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Kao & Shen, 1985 Depth 100 - 300M
Chinese 臺灣小骨鰧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱸鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F439 Percophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣小骨鰧 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鴨嘴鱚、臺灣姬鱸、臺灣棘鱸鰧、臺灣棘鱸鯒 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tachi harbor, ne. Taiwan 
Synonyms Acanthaphritis formosensis, Pteropsaron formosensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Kao, H. W. etc. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTMP0033. NTMP0035. NTMP0351. NTMP0848. NTMP0900Paratype. NTMP0944Holotype. NTMP1062. NTUM04594. NTUM06431. NTUM06434.  
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. No barbel at tip of upper jaw in males. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin distinctly high, elongated, with V spines; posterior dorsal rays slightly elongate, with 21 rays. Body scales ctenoid. Body greyish yellow, with two bright yellow band on side; spinous dorsal fin black.
habitats Biology unknown. 
Distribution Taiwan and Japan. It is found in northeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.