Scientific Name
Astronesthes trifibulatus  
Astronesthes trifibulatus三絲星衫魚
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author Gibbs, Amaoka & Haruta, 1984 Depth 0 - 670M
Chinese 三絲星衫魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F182 Stomiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 三絲星衫魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨口魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Hawaiian Islands, 21°20'N, 158°20'W, depth 0-170 meters 
Synonyms Astronesthes trifibulata   
Reference Liao et al., 2005; Gibbs et al., 1984  Gibbs, R. H., Jr., K. Amaoka etc. 1984 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057164. ASIZP0063415. ASIZP0063416. ASIZP0063417. ASIZP0080172.  
Common Name Triplethread snaggletooth 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral rays 6-8, pelvic rays 7, dorsal rays 12-14, anal rays 17-20. Photophores: IP 10-11, PV 16-17, VAV 20-24, AC 11, IC 58-62, OA 37-41. Luminous tissue on head between nostrils and eyes, luminous patch on opercle absent. Rows of photophores between IP to PV linear. Posterior OA photophores striate not higher than others. Barbel longer than head length, terminal tip of bulb with one filament. One pair of short filament situate on each side of middle part of bulb. Body color brown with metallic sheen on sides of head and body when in deposited. Ventral series of IC photophores golden metallic sheen then in fresh. Pectoral and pelvic fin membrane with several small pigmented photophores. Numerous black pigments scattered inside the mouth and on brain membrane. Barbel stem black with white bulb.
Distribution Indo-Pacific, in tropical and subtropical waters, including the northwestern Pacific Trough. Depth range is about nearly surface to about 1600 m.