Scientific Name
Tentoriceps cristatus  
Tentoriceps cristatus隆頭帶魚
by: ©Sainsbury, Keith: CSIRO
Author (Klunzinger, 1884) Depth 30 - 110M
Chinese 隆頭帶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帶魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F474 Trichiuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 狹顱帶魚 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 帶魚、廓頭白帶 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Pseudoxymetopon sinensis, Trichiurus cristatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Senta, T. 1974 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056596. ASIZP0060627. ASIZP0062909. ASIZP0070132. ASIZP0070861. ASIZP0073509. ASIZP0804185. ASIZP0804845. ASIZP0806058. ASIZP0914185. ASIZP0914845. ASIZP0916058. FRIP03157.  
Barcode2015-12-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-01-15,張家豪,CO1,% ,,CO1,100%
Common Name Crested hairtail 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body extremely elongate and strongly compressed, ribbon-like, tapering to a point. Dorsal profile of head evenly convex; mouth large with a dermal process at tip of each jaw; lower hind margin of gill cover convex; eye very large situated laterally, its diameter 5 or 6 times in head length; 2 or 3 fangs in upper and 2 fangs in lower jaw, a single series of sharp compressed lateral teeth in both jaws. A single, long-based, dorsal fin with V spines and 126 to 144 soft rays; anal fin represented by I minute first spine and I scale-like second spine, situated below 47th to 50th soft dorsal-fin ray, reduced to minute spinules buried in skin thereafter; pectoral fins short, not reaching lateral line; pelvic fins present but reduced to scale-like processes; caudal fin absent, posterior part of body tapering to a point. Lateral line running almost straight mid-lateral, or slightly nearer ventral than dorsal contour. In fresh specimens, body silvery white becoming silvery grey with dark cloud-like patches after death; each jaw, dorsal and anal-fin bases sooty.
habitats Benthopelagic or pelagic in coastal waters but not found where there is low salinity. Feeds mainly on small fishes, squids and crustaceans. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea, Mozambique channel, Saya- de Malha Bank, Chagos Islands, Andaman Sea, Northwest and North Australia, South China Sea, East China Sea, Tasman Sea, Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan. It is mainly foun 
Utility Marketed fresh and dried salted in the Philippines.