Scientific Name
Polymixia japonica  
Polymixia japonica日本鬚銀眼鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1877 Depth 100 - 770M
Chinese 日本鬚銀眼鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鰃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F208 Polymixiidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本鬚鰃 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 銀眼鯛、銀目鯛(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Inoshima [Innoshima, now Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Polymixia japonicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1877 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058542. ASIZP0058869. ASIZP0060917. ASIZP0065902. ASIZP0065914. ASIZP0075010. ASIZP0700043. ASIZP0700163. ASIZP0800787. ASIZP0800788. ASIZP0802011. ASIZP0805815. ASIZP0806225. ASIZP0910787. ASIZP0910788. ASIZP0912011. ASIZP0915815. ASIZP0916225. FRIP22157. NMMBP01007. NMMBP02395. NMMBP02836. NMMBP06003. NMMSTP00428. NMNSF01579. NTMP0746. NTUM06648. NTUM07593.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Silver eye 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oblong and moderately compressed. Head moderately large; no distinct mucous cavities separated by bony ridges on top of head; 2 long barbels from hyoid below middle of lower jaw. Eyes moderately large. Snout high, shorter than eye, and its tip not protruding anteriorly. Mouth large, jaws extending to or slightly beyond rear margin of eye. Villiform teeth on jaws, vomer, palatine, pterygoid, and tongue. Gill rakers lath-like. Dorsal-fin origin in anterior half of body, anal-fin origin far posterior in posterior half of body; 1 dorsal fin with IV to VI spines and 31 to 35 soft rays; anal fin with III to V spines and 15 or 16 soft rays; pectoral fins with 13 to 17 rays; pelvic fins with I spines and 6 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Scales spinoid, extending forward onto opercle, cheek, and lower jaw; lateral line scales 32 to 35; scales above lateral line 12 to 16. Body dusky above, silvery below. Fins light grey; the top of dorsal fin and the posterior margin of caudal fin black.
habitats Found in middle to benthic zone with sandy mud bottom from 110 to 770m. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Sagami Bay, Japan to the East China Sea and Taiwan; Chesterfield Islands. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh.