Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Ophidiiformes  
 Family Carapidae  
 Genus Onuxodon  
  Onuxodon margaritiferae  (Rendahl, 1921) 
Provider: Yeh, Hsin-Ming 
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Synonyms:Carapus margaritiferaeFierasfer margaritiferaeJordanicus caninusJordanicus fowleriOnuxodon fowleriOnuxodon margaritifer  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: 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). 
Habitat: 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. 
Name Code: 381240
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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