Scientific Name
Lophiodes naresi  
Lophiodes naresi奈氏擬鮟鱇
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1880) Depth 150 - 500M
Chinese 奈氏擬鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F227 Lophiidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 奈氏擬鮟鱇 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鮟鱇 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South West、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nares harbor, Admiralty Islands, Challenger station 219, depth 152 fathoms 
Synonyms Chirolophius moseleyi, Chirolophius murrayi, Lophius naresi   
Reference   Caruso, J. H. 1981 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058227. ASIZP0062328. ASIZP0062537. ASIZP0062573. ASIZP0063283. ASIZP0064483. ASIZP0064505. ASIZP0064571. ASIZP0064573. ASIZP0065415. ASIZP0065894. ASIZP0067824. ASIZP0072260. ASIZP0800679. ASIZP0800680. ASIZP0800780. ASIZP0803585. ASIZP0910679. ASIZP0910680. ASIZP0913585. FRIP00643. NTOU-AE6119. NTOU-AE6120.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Goosefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body disk oval-shaped; head less than half of body length; skin smoothly and scaleless, with numerous large fleshy tendrils; lateral ridge of frontal bone smoothly; pseudobranch present; interorbital area strongly concave, forming deep U-shaped trough between eyes;humeral spine well developed, sharp and simple; illicium slender, devoid of tendrils, shorter than the second dorsal spine; esca with a fleshy pennant-like flap, long cirri, and a pair of dark, eye-like appendages; second and third dorsal spine long and with sever pair of darkly pigment tendril; post cephalic portions with three well-developed dorsal spine; all dorsal spines slender and bearing dark tendrils. Body uniform dusky to dark; ventral surface light; anal fin slightly darker distally; oval cavity lightly pigmented except for dark pitch on floor on mouth posterior.
habitats Marine. Bathydemersal, found in the outer continental shelf and upper slope, usually in depth 150-500 m. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end call illicium and esca, acts as a fishing lure to attract preys. 
Distribution Distributed in west Indian and west Pacific Ocean from South Africa to northern Madagascar and Japan. It occurs in the Northeast Taiwan off Yilan. 
Utility Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value.