Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Synaphobranchidae  
 Genus Dysomma  
  Dysomma polycatodon  Karrer, 1982 
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Citation: Chen & Mok (2001) A new synaphobranchid eel, Dysomma longirostrum (Anguilliformes:Synaphobranchidae), from the northeastern coast of Taiwan.Zoological studies. 40(2):79-83.
Character: No scale. Pectoral fin present. Upper jaw longer than lower jaw. Premaxillary teeth 2. Upper jaw teeth small, in 3 rows; lower jaw teeth in 1 row, anterior two large vomerine teeth 5. Premaxillary vomerine teeth compound, Dorsal fin origin in advance of pectoral fin. Vertebrae 128-140. Total length 15.6 of body depth, 7.4 of head length; caudal length 6.7 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.1 of snout length; snout length 3.3 of diameter of eye. Rictus behind rear of eye. Eye small. Length of anus to gill slit shortor than head length. Body color brown. Dorsal and anal fin white.  
Habitat: Demersal fishes; inhabit in 100 to 400 meters deep, feed on small fishes, crustaceans and other invertebrates. 
Distribution: West Indian and West Pacific. 
Utility: No enough quantity for fishery. 
Name Code: 383361
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Ho, Hsuan-Ching
2020-08-02 U/L
Ho, Hsuan-Ching
2020-08-02 U/L
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