Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Harpadon  
  Harpadon microchir  Günther, 1878 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Harpodon microchir  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body compressed. Eye small. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins. Mouth large, gape tending to be oblique. Upper jaw not protractile, bordered its entire length by premaxilla, its length more than 1/2 head length and extending well past posterior margin of orbit. Teeth on palatines, vomer and tongue. Body naked except for a series of scales along lateral line and on to tail. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 13-14 rays; anal fin posterior to end of dorsal fin, with 14-16 rays; pectoral fins reaching much less than 1/2 distance from snout to origin of dorsal fin; pelvic fins with 9 rays, inner rays subequal or slightly longer than outer rays; caudal fin forked. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy- muddy bottoms in deep water from 500-600 m. 
Distribution: Known from Japan, northeastern Philippines, and southern Indonesia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: No importance to fisheries. 
Name Code: 380838
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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