Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Synaphobranchidae  
 Genus Dysomma  
  Dysomma longirostrum  Chen & Mok, 2001 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Character: No scale. Pectoral fin present. Upper jaw longer than lower jaw. Premaxillary teeth absent. Upper jaw teeth small, in bands. Lower jaw large, in a row. Vomerine teeth compound, five. Dorsal fin origin posterior to pectoral fin.Vertebral formula 114-27-130. Total length 19.6 of body depth, 7.0 of head length; caudal length 3.2 of the length from head to trunk; head length 3.1 of snout length; snout length 4.5 of the diameter of the eye. Rictus over rear margin of the eye. Anus to gill slit shorter than head length.Tongue not free. Body color light brown. Dorsal and anal fin white (rear end of anal fin black); eye small in black. 
Habitat: Demersal fishes; inhabit in 150 to 200 meters deep, feed on small fishes, crustceans and other invertebratis. Now, there are only 1 specimen in the world.  
Distribution: Northeastern waters of Taiwan. 
Utility: No enough quantity for fishery. 
Name Code: 380813
   Endemic      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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