Scientific Name
Eupogonesthes xenicus  
Eupogonesthes xenicus真芒巨口魚
by: Yun-Chih Liao
Author Parin & Borodulina, 1993 Depth 200 - 600M
Chinese 真芒巨口魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F182 Stomiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 真芒巨口魚 
Max Length   Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨口魚 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Indian Ocean, 22°00'S, 113°14'E, depth 554 meters 
Reference 1.Nakabo, T. (ed.). 2013. Fishes of Japan with Pictorial Keys to the Species. Third Edition. Tokyo: Tokai University Press. 2428 pp; 2.Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 1993. A new mesobenthic fish, Eupogonesthes xenicus (Astronesthidae), from the eastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 33(8):111-116; 3. Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao, 2006. Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528  Parin, N. V. etc. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0063419.  
Common Name Exotic snaggletooth; Barbeled dragonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral rays 7-8, pelvic rays 7, dorsal rays 11, anal rays 16-17. Photophores: IP 10-11, PV 22-23, VAV 21-22, AC 12, IC 66-68, OA 39-42, BR 19. The last 3-4 OA and 6-7(7-8) AC photophores elevate higher than others. Chin barbel prominent swelling, with thick stem and shrink basal part. Anterior part of dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins membrane with black pigment. Dorsal adipose fin black with posterior white margin. Black spot on ventral caudal peduncle behind the anal fin absent. Body side silvery with aggregates of melanophores around the accessory photophores. Dorsal part of body dark from head to caudal peduncle, ventral part between ventral series photophores pigmented. Area above anal fin pigmented, not extending upward to level of last 3-4 OA photophores. Anterior distal 1/3 of pelvic fin, anterior dorsal fin, and anal fin membrane black pigmented. Dorsal adipose fin membrane black pigmented with white posterior margin. Chin barbel pinkish when in fresh with basal part of stem black pigmented. Terminal part of bulb pigmented with white apical tip.
Distribution Restricted distributed in Indian Ocean and south-west Taiwan, depth rage about 200-600 m.