Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Chlopsidae  
 Genus Chilorhinus  
  Chilorhinus platyrhynchus  (Norman, 1922) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Brachyconger platyrhynchus  details
Citation: 陳餘鋆(2002)博士論文;Shao et al. (2008) A checklist of the fishes of southern Taiwan, Northern South China Sea.
Character: Pectoral fin absent.Teeth conical, premaxillary teeth 2 rows; teeth of jaws 1 or 2 rows, vomerine teeth 2 rows, folded under upper jaws. Dorsal fin origin behind gill slits; anal fin behind the anus; anus on the 1/2 of the body.Total length 16.7 of body depth, 5.5 of the head length; caudal length 1.1 of the length from head to trunk; head length 7.1 of snout length; snout length 1.5 of the diameter of eye. Body short, cylindrical, tail compressed. Lower jaws than upper jaw. Tongue fixed. Rictusin advance of rear margin of the eye. Gill slit small or medium. Rear end of dorsal and anal fin unelevated. Posterior nostril lateral, along the anterior margin of the eye. Adult's lateral side spotted. 
Habitat: Inhabit in sandy bottom of shallow waters to upper edge of continental slope. This species is almost the same size and body ratio with the Atlantic relative species Chilorhinus suensonii, which only different on vertebra no. (107-112 to 96-106) and collec 
Distribution: West Pacific. 
Utility: Currently, there isnot enough quantity for fishery. 
Name Code: 380713
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