Scientific Name
Coelophrys micropa
Coelophrys micropa小足腔蝠魚
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Author (Alcock, 1891) Depth 395 - 1880M
Chinese 小足腔蝠魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝙蝠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F233 Ogcocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 小足腔蝠魚 
Max Length   Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁頭棘茄魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Bay of Bengal 
Synonyms Coelophrys micropus, Dibranchus micropus, Halieutopsis micropa, Halieutopsis micropus   
Reference Ho & Shao, 2007.  J. Wood-Mason etc. 1891 
Specimen List ASIZP0074605.  
Common Name  
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin rays 5; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 15; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body subtriangular and somewhat globose; tail shorter than disk length; interorbit width broad; illicial cavity large; rostrum flat and broad, slightly project beyond jaws, without median spinal rostrum; esca with a pair of rounded ventral lobes and a flat dorsal flap; pelvic fin reduced in size; teeth villiform band on jaws; skin translucent and loose, those covering entire body with numerous simple dermal spinules, those on disk edge slightly lager than on body and bifurcated; gill 2, gill filaments present on second and third branchial arches; subopercular spines reduced; body gray to black in color; pectoral and pelvic fins darker than body.
habitats Biology little know. 
Distribution Widely distributed throughout the Indo-west Pacific Ocena from South africa to Philippines and Japan. It is no common spiecies only occurring in Taiwan off Tong-sa. 
Utility Harmless.