Scientific Name
Cetostoma regani  
Cetostoma regani雷根氏擬鯨口魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Zugmayer, 1914 Depth 650 - 2250M
Chinese 雷根氏擬鯨口魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 仿鯨魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F273 Cetomimidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雷根氏擬鯨口魚 
Max Length 24.7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 仿鯨、擬鯨口魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Eastern Atlantic, 30°45'30"N, 25°47'W, station 3215, depth 0-2000 meters 
Synonyms Cetomimus regani, Cetostomus regani   
Reference The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059789. ASIZP0070634.  
Common Name Pink flabby whalefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body soft and flabby, slender to robust, whale-shaped with median fins opposite and far posterior. Head very large; mucous cavities on top of head indistinct and covered by skin in undamaged specimens. Eyes tiny. Snout very long; nasal organ poorly developed. Mouth enormous, jaws extending far behind eye. Teeth tiny and closely set. Fins without spines; 1 dorsal fin with 29 to 37 soft rays; anal fin with 26 to 34 soft rays; pectoral fins with 20 or 21 rays; no pelvic fins; caudal fin with 9 + 7 principal rays. Lateral line very well developed, supported with internal scales; in most as a broad tube pierced by large pores. No external body scales. No photophores or apparent luminous tissue. Unique cavernous tissue around anus in most, over base of anal fin and other areas in many species. No pleural ribs. Total vertebrae 47to 53. Colour in life, brownish organe; fin rays and inside mouth reddish orange.
habitats Normal diurnal distribution is between 700 and 1200 m. The shallowest diurnal capture (500-600 m) is of one of the smallest specimens (4.3 cm) and the deepest (1500-1600 m) is of one of the largest (20.4 cm), indicating a trend for the diurnal depth to in 
Distribution Distributed in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is very rare and only found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Rare deep-sea fishes of no commercial importance.