Scientific Name
Psenes pellucidus  
Psenes pellucidus花瓣玉鯧
by: Cheng-Yi Tsai
Author Lütken, 1880 Depth 0 - 1000M
Chinese 花瓣玉鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 圓鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F480 Nomeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 花瓣玉鯧 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 水母鯧 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java 
Synonyms Caristioides amplipinnis, Cubiceps ismaelensis, Cubiceps niger, Icticus ischanus, Papyrichthys pellucidus, Psenes edwardsii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Michael H. Horn 1973 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056370. FRIP01368. FRIP03125. FRIP03180. FRIP20284. NMMBP02514.  
Common Name Scissortail; Blackrag; Bluefin driftfish; Eyebrow 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate. Snout blunt. Mouth small, barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye; jaws teeth small, in a single series; palatine, vomerine and tongue toothless. First dorsal fin with IX to XII long and fragile spines; second dorsal fin with 27 to 32 soft rays preceded by I or II spines; anal fin with II-III spines and 26 to 35 soft rays, slightly shorter than soft dorsal fin; pectoral fin not extending beyond orgin of anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked. Area of scales not exending to interorbital space on dorsal surface of head. Adults dark brown to deep purple in color; eye dark blue. Young translucent with brown spots; first dorsal fin dark.
habitats Oceanic species. Associated with jellyfish and floating weed patches. Large adults may be benthic on continental slopes. Feeds on zooplankton and small pelagic fishes 
Distribution Meso- or epipelagic in warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. It is occasionally found in coastal waters of Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.