Scientific Name
Neoepinnula orientalis  
Neoepinnula orientalis東方新帶鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924) Depth 200 - 540M
Chinese 東方新帶鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 帶鰆科 Economic Fish No 
Family F473 Gempylidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 東方新蛇鯖 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 帶梭 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality South Africa 
Synonyms Epinnula orientalis, Epinnula orientalis pacifica   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Gilchrist, J. D. F. etc. 1924 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0075106. ASIZP0700265. FRIP00742. NMMBP00021. NMMBP01174. NMMBP01221. NMMBP02802. NMMSTP00900. NTUM05149. NTUM07060.  
Common Name Sackfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep; anteriorly in upper jaw 3 immovable and 1 to 3 movable fangs and 1 fang anteriorly on each side of lower jaw. First dorsal fin inserted above insertion of pectoral-fin base with XVI spines, second dorsal fin with I spine and 17 to 20 soft rays; anal fin with II free and I comprised spine and 17 to 19 soft rays; pectoral fins with 13 or 14 soft rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 5 soft rays, inserted beneath or behind middle of pectoral fin. Two lateral lines, both originate above upper angle of gill opening. Pyloric caeca usually 8. Body greenish brown to dark brown; first dorsal fin blackish, membranes between anterior 3 or 4 spines pigmented more intensively; buccal and branchial cavities usually black.
habitats Benthopelagic on upper slope between 200 and 570 m. Matures at about 15 cm standard length, feeds on small fish, crustaceans and cephalopods. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific species recorded from off East Africa (Natal to Kenya), Saya de Malha Bank, Arabian Sea; eastern North Indian Ocean, Flores, Banda, Arafura Sea, Sulawesi and Sulu Seas, off Riu-Kiu and southern Japan. It is mainly found in northeastern a 
Utility No commercial value.