Scientific Name
Champsodon snyderi  
Champsodon snyderi斯氏鱷齒魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Franz, 1910 Depth 37 - 400M
Chinese 斯氏鱷齒魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱷齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F433 Champsodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 短鱷齒魚 
Max Length 9.9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑狗母 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Wakasa Bay, Kyoto Pref., Japan. 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Franz, V. 1910 Kim, Y.U. etc. 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0057469. ASIZP0058626. ASIZP0060910. ASIZP0060933. ASIZP0060941. ASIZP0061113. ASIZP0061167. ASIZP0061437. ASIZP0061521. ASIZP0061888. ASIZP0065731. ASIZP0065735. ASIZP0066328. ASIZP0066897. ASIZP0070621. ASIZP0075160. ASIZP0075161. ASIZP0078537. ASIZP0078633. ASIZP0078634. ASIZP0078689. ASIZP0078690. ASIZP0078691. ASIZP0078719. ASIZP0078720. ASIZP0078721. ASIZP0078722. ASIZP0078723. ASIZP0078724. ASIZP0078727. ASIZP0078728. ASIZP0078758. ASIZP0078759. ASIZP0078765. ASIZP0078871. ASIZP0078880. ASIZP0079024. ...List all 64 records... 
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,張家豪,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Snyder's gaper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Eyes large. Mouth large, oblique; maxilla extending posteriorly to below eye. Premaxilla with notch near tip; premaxilla and dentary with at least 2 rows of teeth; inner row of long, depressible, needle-like teeth; outer row of shorter fixed teeth. Teeth present on vomer but not on palatines. First gill arch with 10 to 11 on lower limb. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with V or VI spines; second dorsal fin long, with 19 to 21 soft rays; anal fin spineless, similar in length and shape to second dorsal fin, with 17 to 19 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Body covered with small, rough, non-overlapping scales, but abdomen scaleless; ventral side of lower jaw and around transverse rows of sensory pores with scaleless. Body brownish dorsally; lateral and ventral parts tan or silvery, with dark spots along midline.
habitats Found on continental shelves at depths of 200-400m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Western Pacific from southern Japan, the Yellow Sea to eastern Australia. Reported from the Chesterfield Islands. It is found in western, southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.