Scientific Name
Astronesthes chrysophekadion  
Astronesthes chrysophekadion金星衫魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1849) Depth 100 - 1120M
Chinese 金星衫魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F182 Stomiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 金星衫魚 
Max Length 13.4 cmSL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨口魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Boleling, northern Bali, Indonesia 
Synonyms Stomianodon chrysophekadion   
Reference 1.臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 2.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); 3.Nakabo, T. (ed.). 2013. Fishes of Japan with Pictorial Keys to the Species. Third Edition. Tokyo: Tokai University Press. 2428 pp.  Dr. P. Bleeker 1849 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0063355. ASIZP0063393. ASIZP0063394. ASIZP0063395. ASIZP0063396. ASIZP0063397. ASIZP0063398.  
Common Name Lightfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral rays 6 (7); pelvic rays 7; dorsal rays 11-12; anal rays 17-19. Photophores as follows: IP 10; PV 17-19; VAV 21-23; AC 5+2+4(rarely 5) =11-12; IC 59-63; OA 37-39. Barbel length about 0.1-0.6 times less than the head length, and increase with SL; AC photophores discontinuous, the 6th to 7th elevate than level of others; caudal peduncle without black band behind posterior part of anal fin.
Distribution Indo-West Pacific, recorded from Japan, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. Depth rang is about 60-1840 m.