Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Champsodontidae  
 Genus Champsodon  
  Champsodon snyderi  Franz, 1910 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Eyes large. Mouth large, oblique; maxilla extending posteriorly to below eye. Premaxilla with notch near tip; premaxilla and dentary with at least 2 rows of teeth; inner row of long, depressible, needle-like teeth; outer row of shorter fixed teeth. Teeth present on vomer but not on palatines. First gill arch with 10 to 11 on lower limb. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with V or VI spines; second dorsal fin long, with 19 to 21 soft rays; anal fin spineless, similar in length and shape to second dorsal fin, with 17 to 19 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Body covered with small, rough, non-overlapping scales, but abdomen scaleless; ventral side of lower jaw and around transverse rows of sensory pores with scaleless. Body brownish dorsally; lateral and ventral parts tan or silvery, with dark spots along midline. 
Habitat: Found on continental shelves at depths of 200-400m. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Western Pacific from southern Japan, the Yellow Sea to eastern Australia. Reported from the Chesterfield Islands. It is found in western, southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381616
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