Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Stephanoberyciformes  
 Family Melamphaidae  
 Genus Poromitra  
  Poromitra crassiceps  (Günther, 1878) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Melamphaes atlanticusMelamphaes crassicepsMelamphaes cristicepsMelamphaes frontosusMelamphaes nigrofulvusMelamphaes rugosusMelamphaes unicornisPlectromus coronatusPlectromus cristicepsPoromitra cristicepsPoromitrella nigriceps details
Citation: The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);東海深海魚類(朱等,1986)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical. Head large; Crest-likeridges of head with serrate margins; internarial spine present. Eyes moderately large, shorter than snout length; eye diameter more than 1/2 suborbital width. Snout short and steep. Jaws long, extending to posterior margin of eye. Teeth minute, uniserial row in upper jaw; palate toothless. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. One dorsal fin with III weak spines and 12 to 14 soft rays; anal fin with I weak spine and 9 or 10 soft rays; caudal fin with 3 or 4 procurrent spines preceding upper and lower lobes; pelvic fins thoracic, with I spine and 7 soft rays; pectoral fins with 13 to 14 rays. Scales thin and cycloid, usually deciduous, moderate-sized to very large, 28 to 31 in longitudinal series. No photophores or light organs. Body and head dark brown or black. 
Habitat: Found below 750 m during the day, shallower at night. Adults feed on small crustaceans. There is significant morphological variation between populations. Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae. 
Distribution: Worldwide except Arctic and Mediterranean seas. It is mainly found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382929
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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