Scientific Name
Hoplichthys regani  
Hoplichthys regani雷根氏針鯒
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Author Jordan, 1908 Depth 50 - 200M
Chinese 雷根氏針鯒 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 針鯒科 Economic Fish No 
Family F314 Hoplichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長指棘鯒(雷氏棘鯒) 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針牛尾 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、South West、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kagoshima, Japan. 
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)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1908 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTUM05382.  
Common Name Ghost flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VI spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with 16-17 soft rays; pectoral fin with 13+3 soft rays; lateral line scales 28; gill rakers 12-15. Interorbital space very narrow, the width contained 4.2 times in eye diameter. First dorsal fin relatively high, reaching to base of 2nd dorsal ray when depressed. Pectoral fin short, the longest detached rays extending fully to tip of the fin. The shape of Hoplichthys regani is similar to Hoplichthys gilberti.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine deep-water environment, other ecological behavior is not clear yet. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia and northwestern Australia; also from Japan and Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.