Scientific Name
Astronesthes indicus  
Astronesthes indicus印度星衫魚
by: Mei-Luen Chiou
Author Brauer, 1902 Depth 1 - 3000M
Chinese 印度星衫魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F182 Stomiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 印度星衫魚 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨口魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Stat. 238, östlich von Sansibar [between Zanzibar and Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean, 5°12'05 
Synonyms Astronesthes indica   
Reference   Brauer, A. 1902 
Specimen List ASIZP0059961. ASIZP0063399. ASIZP0063400. ASIZP0063401. ASIZP0063402. ASIZP0063403. FRIP00094. ZMUCP208929-*.  
Common Name Black snaggletooth 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral rays 7; pelvic rays 7; Dorsal rays 15-17; Anal rays 12-14; Vert 44(43-46). Photophores: IP5, PV 6, VAV 7-9, AC 8-9, IC 26-28, OA 12. The last photophores of OA series is in advance both of origin of anal fin and the last VAV photophores. Serial photophores of ventral row between IP and PV are in straight line. Luminous tissue on gill covered formed as bend on opercle and patch on interopercle in larger size specimen. Chin barbel shorter than head, its swelling tip of barbel with oblique ribs. Body black in color. Luminous patches on opercle, interopercle, and along ventral margin of lower jaw pinkish when in fresh, and whitish when preserved. Chin barbel white on small specimen, its basal part of chin barbel and terminal swollen tip with black pigment. Barbel on large specimen dark, the prominent postorbital photophores are orange when in fresh and yellowish green when preserved. Additional luminous patches on flanks of body absent.
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Depth range is about near surface to at least 2000 m.