Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Aulopidae  
 Genus Hime  
  Hime formosanus  (Lee & Chao, 1994) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Citation:
A new aulopid species, Aulopus formosanus (Aulopiformes: Aulopodidae) from Taiwan. Zool. Stud. 33(3): 211-216(Lee et Chao, 1994)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Thompson, B.A. 1998 Redescription of Aulopus bajacali Parin & Kotlyar, 1984, comments on its relationships and new distribution records. Ichthyol. Res. 45(1):43-51.
Character: Body moderately slender, subcylindrical anteriorly to moderately compressed posteriorly, moderately elongate. Lateral line present, with 39-46 scales. Total gill rakers 14-17. Dorsal fin moderate to long based and high, with 16 rays; and second dorsal ray of males prolonged into a filament. Pyloric caeca absent. Pinkish red with irregularly scattered black spots on back and two rows of violet red spots on lateral side. Dorsal fin with yellowish spots in males and reddish spots in females. Anal fin with a median yellowish stripe in males only. 
Habitat: Benthic fishes from inshore to outer shelf and upper slope from 100 to 200m depth. Feed as probable carnivores. 
Distribution: Taiwan and southern Japan. It found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial importance. 
Name Code: 380829
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