Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Percophidae  
 Genus Bembrops  
  Bembrops filifera  Gilbert, 1905 
Provider: TaiCOL 
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Synonyms:Bathypercis platyrhynchusBembrops aethaleaBembrops filamentosaBembrops filiferBembrops philippinus  details
Citation: Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Elongate trachinoid fishes, head depressed anteriorly. Eyes usually large, usually with dorsal iris flap. Interorbital space narrow. Mouth large; lower jaw projecting pass under jaw. operculum with two spines. No spines on anterior snout tip. No barbel at tip of upper jaw. Posterior end of upper jaw with dermal flap. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal spine elongated into filament, with VI spines and 14 or 15 rays. Body scales weak ctenoid, comparatively large. Lateral line gently curved above pectoral fin. Body greyish brown, paler below. About 8 blackish oblique bands on lower 1/2 of body in males; fin membrane between 1st and 2nd dorsal spines black; upper half of 2nd dorsal fin dark in males; dark region of pectoral fin large in females; a black ocular spot on caudal fin in females.  
Habitat: Inhabits the shelf edge on rock bottoms. From 250 to 440m depth. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Western Australia and off the Hawaiian Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382237
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