Scientific Name
Onuxodon margaritiferae  
Onuxodon margaritiferae珠貝鈎隱魚
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Author (Rendahl, 1921) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 珠貝鈎隱魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 隱魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F221 Carapidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 珠貝鈎潛魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 珍珠貝隱魚、隱魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality 45 nautical miles west-southwest of Cape Jaubert, northwestern Australia, depth 70 feet 
Synonyms Fierasfer margaritiferae, Onuxodon margaritifer   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002) 
Specimen List NTUM06787.  
Common Name Pearl-shell fish; Pearlfish; Bivalve pearlfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Eel-like, shallow to moderate body depth; adults small, less than 100 mm, trunk compressed; 1 to several large symphyseal fangs on premaxilla and dentary; anterior swim bladder modified into 'rockerbone'; posterior part of swimbladder embedded in hypaxial musculature; predorsal bone present; pelvic fins absent; pectoral fin rays supported by numerous small distal radials; Precaudal vertebrae 18-20; relatively short and deep bodied (body depth 11 to 16% total length).
habitats Uncommon species inhabiting coastal waters. Found in the mantle cavity of pearl oysters (Pinctada<\i> spp.) and other large bivalves as well as in holothurians. It feeds on crustaceans and polychaetes and is reported to tend towards sexual pairing in t 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific. West Australia, Indonesia, Philippine, Taiwan.