Scientific Name
Parazen pacificus  
Parazen pacificus太平洋准的鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Kamohara, 1935 Depth 150 - 600M
Chinese 太平洋准的鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 准的鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F285 Parazenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 太平洋副海魴 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 准海魴 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mimase, Kochi Prefecture, Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Kamohara, T. 1935 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058434. ASIZP0064556. ASIZP0064581. ASIZP0065892. ASIZP0065920. ASIZP0066019. ASIZP0700134. ASIZP0800695. ASIZP0800696. ASIZP0800697. ASIZP0910695. ASIZP0910696. ASIZP0910697. NMMBP05771.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Parazen 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oblong and compressed. Eye large, its diameter greater than snout length. Mouth large, oblique, the upper jaw highly protrusile; jaws with 1 or 2 rows of short, slender, conical teeth; similar teeth on vomer; maxilla exposed posteriorly; no supramaxilla; posteroventral corner of preopercle without retrorse spine. Gill rakers short and flattened, 1 on upper limb and 4 to 6 on lower limb of first arch (not counting rudiments). Two dorsal fins, the first with VI to VIII slender spines, the second dorsal fin with 27 to 29 soft rays; anal fin with I small spine and 28 to 34 soft rays; caudal fin forked, with 11 segmented rays and 9 branched rays; pectoral fins much shorter than head, with 12 to 16 rays; pelvic fins with 1 unbranched soft ray and 6 branched soft rays, no spine. Two lateral lines anteriorly, merging to a single line on the caudal peduncle. Head naked; body scales moderate in size, deciduous and weakly ctenoid. Vertebrae 12 + 22 = 34. Body reddish silver.
habitats Caught with trawls in depths of 150 to 600 m. Biology unknown. 
Distribution Western Central Atlantic: northern Cuba. Indo-West Pacific: Natal (South Africa), Japan, and Taiwan; Chesterfield Island. It is very rare and only found in souyhern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Uncommon deep-sea fishes of no commercial importance.