Scientific Name
Ectreposebastes imus  
Ectreposebastes imus無鰾黑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Garman, 1899 Depth 150 - 2000M
Chinese 無鰾黑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 無鰾黑鮋 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海鮋、石狗公、高體囊頭鮋 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Galápagos Islands [ca. 15 kilometers southeast of San Cristóbal Island, eastern Pacific], 0°58'30"S, 89°17'W, Albatross station 3403, depth 384 fathoms 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008)  Eschmeyer, W. N. etc. 1966 Collette, B.B. etc. 1972 Maruyama, K. etc. 1975 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057318. ASIZP0058646. ASIZP0059801. ASIZP0059942. ASIZP0061497. ASIZP0063069. ASIZP0063078. ASIZP0063151. ASIZP0063259. ASIZP0064419. ASIZP0065058. ASIZP0066025. ASIZP0066493. ASIZP0067214. ASIZP0067283. ASIZP0070150. ASIZP0070636. ASIZP0800779. ASIZP0801903. ASIZP0802068. ASIZP0802229. ASIZP0910779. ASIZP0911903. ASIZP0912068. ASIZP0912229. FRIP21690. NMMBP02825. NMMSTP01007. NMNSF00545. NMNSF01419. NTMP1122. NTOUP200802-121. NTOUP200802-136. NTOUP200802-139. NTUM08598.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Midwater scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI-XII spines and 9-11 soft rays; anal fin wiht III spines and 5-7 soft rays. Swim bladder lacking or rudimentary; bones poorly ossified; spine weak and usually broken during capture; scales thin and deciduous, and white body musculature soft and flabby. Lateral line more or less a continuous trough covered by thin membranous scales, usually lost during capture. Body is black in small specimens; maroon and black in adults. Buccal cavity black with patches of bright orange and red in life; pharyngeal teeth red or orange.
habitats Inhabits bathypelagic; deepwater marine environment; depth range 150 - 2000 m. Among all scorpionfishes, it is structurally best adapted for mid-water existence. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, amphipods and sergestid shrimps. 
Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and temperate waters. Eastern Atlantic: tropical western Africa. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to Suriname. 
Utility Not commerical fishery species.