Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Percophidae  
 Genus Pteropsaron  
  Pteropsaron evolans  Jordan & Snyder, 1902 
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; upper and lower jaws slightly same length. Operculum with one spine; lower 1/2 of operculum covering pectoral base. Two forward-directed spines on anterior snout tip. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal and anal fins strikingly elongated in male and short dorsal fin with a black spot in female; first dorsal fin with VI or VII spines; second part with 20 or 21 rays. Body scales cycloid; cheek naked. Body greyish brown, paler below; 5 to 7 dark blotches on dorsal side of body. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy-muddy bottoms about 100m depth. 
Distribution: Distributed in the northwest Pacific, including Taiwan and southern Japan. It is found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382241
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