Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Nemichthyidae  
 Genus Nemichthys  
  Nemichthys scolopaceus  Richardson, 1848 
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Synonyms:Belonopsis leuchtenbergiCercomitus flagelliferInvestigator acanthonotusLeptocephalus andreaeLeptocephalus canaricusLeptocephalus curvirostrisLeptocephalus polymerusLeptorhynchus leuchtenbergiNematoprora polygoniferaNemichthys acanthonotusNemichthys avocetta details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body long and slender, caudal attenuated, anus fin below the base of pectoral. A large lateral-line pore in a row; anus far from the pectoral; upper and lower jaw extending forwards and atteuuatedly. Teeth arrange closely, in a band. Vomerine teeth wider than upper jaw teeth. Dorsal fin origin in advance of gill slit. Vertebra 181-212. Total length 51.3 of body depth, 10.5 of head length; caudal length 10.6 of the length from head to trunk; head length 1.6 of snout length; snout length 7.1 of diameter of eye. Rictus beyond rear margin of eye. Tongue fixed.Tail long and sdender caudal confluent with dorsal anal. Dorsal part pale, black below.  
Habitat: Deep-sea fishes inhabit in 300-200 deep water.  
Distribution: Tropical to temperate seas un the world.  
Utility: No enough quantity for fishery.  
Name Code: 380786
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