Scientific Name
Heterophotus ophistoma  
Heterophotus ophistoma蛇口異星杉魚
by: Yun-Chih Liao
Author Regan & Trewavas, 1929 Depth 790 - 1420M
Chinese 蛇口異星杉魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 巨口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F182 Stomiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 蛇口異星杉魚 
Max Length 35.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巨口魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Deep Sea  Holotype Locality North Atlantic, depth 600-2500 meters 
Synonyms Heterophotus ophiostoma   
Reference   Regan, C. T. etc. 1929 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057165. ASIZP0063420. ASIZP0063421. ASIZP0063422. FRIP00542. FRIP03018.  
Common Name Wingfin snaggletooth 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Pectoral rays 6-7; pelvic rays 7; dorsal soft rays 10-12; anal soft rays 13-15. Photophores: IP 9-10; PV 32-35; VAV 14-15; AC 12-13; IC 67-70; OA 47-52. Tooth on jaws short, spine-like; photophores of ventral row excluding AC series arranged in groups of 1 to 5. Barbel length about 0.4-1.5 times as head length, flattened and tapering tip. Body color black.
Distribution Indo-Pacific Oceans and Atlantic Ocean. Depth range is about near surface to 3800 m.