Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beryciformes  
 Family Diretmidae  
 Genus Diretmoides  
  Diretmoides pauciradiatus  (Woods, 1973) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Diretmus pauciradiatus  details
Citation: The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with no spines and 24-26 soft rays; anal fin with no spines, but with 18-21 soft rays. Tip of pelvic fin not reaching origin of anal fin. Body covered with ctenoidscales. 12 scutes. Pectoral fin a little longer. Caudal fin forked. Body black blue. All fins lighter. 
Habitat: Inhabits marine mesopelagic environment. Young near the surface while aged adults often descend below 1,000 m depth. Largest adults may be benthopelagic. Plankton-eaters like the other members of the family. 
Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Guinea Bissau to Angola. Western Atlantic: eastern Florida, Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and northern Brazil. Indian Ocean: Mozambique, Madagascar, and Western Australia. Pacific: Indonesia, South China Sea, and Kyushu-Palau Ridge 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 380907
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