Scientific Name
Hoplichthys langsdorfii  
Hoplichthys langsdorfii郎氏針鯒
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 郎氏針鯒 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 針鯒科 Economic Fish No 
Family F314 Hoplichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 藍氏棘鯒 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針牛尾 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Oplichthys langsdorfii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1.. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058300. ASIZP0058302. ASIZP0058726. ASIZP0059051. ASIZP0060049. ASIZP0060509. ASIZP0060566. ASIZP0061089. ASIZP0061106. ASIZP0061219. ASIZP0063261. ASIZP0067801. ASIZP0067819. ASIZP0067833. ASIZP0067936. ASIZP0068374. ASIZP0070288. ASIZP0803562. ASIZP0803580. ASIZP0803594. ASIZP0803697. ASIZP0913562. ASIZP0913580. ASIZP0913594. ASIZP0913697. FRIP00553. FRIP00554. FRIP00555. FRIP00556. NMMBP02535. NMMBP02541. NMMBP02858. NMMBP03736. NMMBP05340. NMMBP05773. NMMSTP00137. NTHUB02103. ...List all 39 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Ghost flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VI spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with 16-18 soft rays; pectoral fin with 12-13 + 3-4 soft rays; gill rakers 10-14. Snout as long as eye diameter in young, slightly longer than the diameter in adout. Interorbital space very narrow, the width contained 4 to 5 times in the eye diameter. Each lateral scute with 2 strong spines directed backwards. Fourth to 8th dorsal rays prolonged into filaments in adult males.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment, other ecological behavior is not clear yet. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan to the East China Sea. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.