Scientific Name
Evoxymetopon poeyi  
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Evoxymetopon poeyi卜氏窄顱帶魚
by: ©Yu-Kai Chen, Hong-Hong Hsu
Author Günther, 1887 Depth 200 - 350M
Chinese 卜氏窄顱帶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F474 Trichiuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 波氏窄顱帶魚 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 叉尾帶魚、帶魚(臺東) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean、Atlantic Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Euoxymetopon poeyi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List FRIP21596.  
Common Name Poey's scabbardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and compressed; upper profile of head rather straight; a slit-like nostril present; mouth large, not protractile; 3 pairs of large fangs in anterior end of upper jaw, 1 pair of small fangs in lower jaw; sharp conical teeth in both jaws, upper larger and more sparsely arranged than lower; tongue slender with many irregular villiform tooth patches; vomer edentate, fine uniserial canine teeth on palatine.. Dorsal fin with 91 to 93 rays, first dorsal-fin spine elongate; first anal fin ray scale-like, other rays embedded; pectoral fins situated low, rather small and acute triangular in shape with shorter anterior rays and longer posterior rays; pelvic fins reduced to scale-like spines. Lateral line fairly straight, situated mid-laterally or slightly nearer ventral contour than dorsal contour. No scales. Body silvery white, all fins pale brown; opercle lining blackish.
habitats Abundant in sea mountain areas, sometimes near the shore. Feeds on rather large fishes (species of Priacanthus, Decapterus, Emmelichthys, etc.) in Kyushu Palau-Ridge. 
Distribution In the Indian Ocean reported from Mauritius, and in the West Pacific Ocean, reported from Taiwan Okinawa and Kyushu-Palau Ridge. It has been found in Hsiaoliuchiu, sourthwestern Taiwan. 
Utility No special fishery for this species. Sometimes marketed fresh in Okinawa when caught.