Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Percophidae  
 Genus Chrionema  
  Chrionema chryseres  Gilbert, 1905 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
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. Teeth band in upper jaw wholly white. Operculum with two spines. No spines on anterior snout tip. No barbel at tip of upper jaw. Posterior end of upper jaw without dermal flap. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal spine not elongated into filament, with VI spines and 16 or 17 rays; anal fin with 24 or 25 rays. anterior few lateral line scales with prominent ridge running across scale. Body greyish brown, paler below; 8 or 9 irregular dark blotches on side of body. 
Habitat: Inhabits the shelf edge on rock bottoms, about 300m depth. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Pacific Ocean, including Taiwan, Japan and Hawaii. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands. It is found in western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382239
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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