Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Zeiformes  
 Family Zeniontidae  
 Genus Cyttomimus  
  Cyttomimus affinis  Weber, 1913 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body oval and strongly compressed; head also strongly compressed; body depth greater than head length; without spiny plates on ventral ridge of body between pelvic and anal fins. Mouth highly protrusible, forming a downward-pointing tube when protruded; teeth small; maxilla exposed posteriorly, no supramaxilla. Gill rakers rudimentary low knobs. A single dorsal fin, with VIII spines and 20 or 21 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 21 to 22 soft rays; caudal fin rounded; pectoral fins much shorter than head, with 14 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 6 rays. Lateral line complete, strongly curved over pectoral fin. Body scales small; head naked except cheek and operculum scaly. Body bluish- gray. Caudal peduncle whitish. 
Habitat: Found on the continental slope from 200 to 350 m. Biology unknown. 
Distribution: Distributed in Japan, Taiwan, Arafura Sea, and Australia. It is found in sourthern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: These small, rare fishes are of no importance to fisheries. 
Name Code: 383060
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