Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Centrophrynidae  
 Genus Centrophryne  
  Centrophryne spinulosa  Regan & Trewavas, 1932 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Rhynchoceratias leucorhinus  details
Citation: 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin rays 6-7; anal fin rays 5-6; pectoral fin rays 15-16; caudal fin rays 9. Body long, slender, not globular; entire body including all fins dark redish-brown to black; jaws equal anteriorly, extending in or beyond eye; a large, oval pit just anterior to each eye; sphenotic spines absent; articular spines minute; pectoral fin lobe short and borad, shorter than longest rays od pectoral fin; gill opening oval in shape, situated just postero-ventral to pectoral lobe; skin covered with numerous close-set spines. Opercular bone bifurcate, the two forks froming an acute angle; subopercular bone approximately as long as lower fork of operculum. Illicium on snout, distal end of pterygiophore of illicium exposed, emerging on snout; esca with an anterior compressed, fan-shaped appendage, and a single, short and more or less of bulb of esca covered with a mosaic-like pigmented pattern, distal part more evenly pigmented; distal part of anterior paaendage white with scatterede large melanophores. 
Habitat: Marine. First dorsal spine of female highly modified into a long rod with a light organ in the tip call illicium and esca, the esca containing bacteria as luminous symbiont, its function in attracting prey. Oviparous, larvae habits in the upper, food-rich 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical parts of all oceans. It is rare in Taiwan, only occurring in the northeast off Yilan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381147
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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