Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Peristediidae  
 Genus Gargariscus  
  Gargariscus prionocephalus  (Duméril, 1869) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Gargariscus semidentatusGargariscus undulatusHeminodus japonicusPeristedion undulatumPeristethidion prionocephalum  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with VI-VII spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with 13-14 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15 soft rays; lateral line scales 29. Head deeply emarginated laterally. A band villiform teeth in the upper jaw. Seven barbels on lower jaw, the longest one extending below posterior border of eye. Preopercular spine sharp and stout. Orange-reddish in life with black bands in pectoral fin and black edge on dorsal fins. 
Habitat: Inhabits bathydemersal marine environment. Deepwater species. Bony scutes reduce commercial value. Attains 30cm TL. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Japan to the Philippines and the Arafura Sea. Also recorded from Darwin to North West Cape. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382900
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