Scientific Name
Antigonia capros  
Antigonia capros高菱鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lowe, 1843 Depth 50 - 700M
Chinese 高菱鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 羊魴科 Economic Fish No 
Family F488 Caproidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 高菱鯛 
Max Length 30.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 菱鯛、紅皮刀 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madeira 
Synonyms Antigonia browni, Antigonia steindachneri, Caprophonus aurora   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Lowe, R. T. 1843 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055532. ASIZP0058938. ASIZP0062162. ASIZP0064555. ASIZP0065451. ASIZP0065452. ASIZP0065453. ASIZP0066127. ASIZP0068173. ASIZP0070267. ASIZP0073348. ASIZP0074450. ASIZP0080580. ASIZP0801422. ASIZP0803934. ASIZP0805670. ASIZP0805671. ASIZP0805672. ASIZP0911422. ASIZP0913934. FRIP20407. NMMBP00122. NMMBP01322. NMMBP02350. NMMBP02550. NMMSTP00474. NTOU-AE6109. NTOU-AE6282. NTOU-AE6283. NTOU-AE6284. NTUM04121. NTUM04137. NTUM04477. NTUM04483. NTUM06633. NTUM06723. NTUM08155. ...List all 37 records... 
Common Name Deep-bodied boarfish; Boarfish; Deepbody boarfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body disc-shaped, strongly compressed; dorsal profile angular, ventral profile semicircular; body depth more than twice head length. Mouth small, oblique; upper jaw protrusible; bands of small teeth on jaws, none on vomer or palatines. Gill rakers on first gill arch 17 to 19. Single dorsal fin with VIII to IX spines and 35 to 37 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 32 to 34 soft rays; dorsal- and anal-fin rays branched; caudal fin truncate, with 10 branched rays; pectoral-fin rays 13 or 14; pelvic fins with I strong spine and 5 branched soft rays. Scales small, round or slightly oval, with enlarged ctenii. Vertebrae 10 + 12. Body uniformly light reddish orange.
habitats Tropical and temperate waters of all oceans; adults usually found near the bottom in depths of 50 to 750 m; the larvae are pelagic. Feeds on small mollusks and crustaceans. 
Distribution Worldwide in subtropical and tropical oceans. Eastern Atlantic: France to Namibia, including Azores and Madeira. Western Atlantic: southern New England, USA and Gulf of Mexico to Uruguay. Pacific Ocean: Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan and Nazca and Sala-y-Gomez. It 
Utility Not regularly marketed.