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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Alepisauridae  
 Genus Omosudis  
  Omosudis lowii  Günther, 1887 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Omosudis loweiOmosudis lowei funchaliOmosudis lowei indicus  details
Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)
Character: Body strongly compressed, moderately elongate. Head moderately long, deep. Eye moderate, round, lateral; adipose cover with dorsolateral opening. Snout large, longer than eye diameter. Mouth very large, jaws extending well beyond eye. Lower jaw deep, truncated, without fleshy tip. Jaws with fixed teeth in 1 row; upper jaw teeth small, lower jaw with at least 1 enormous fang and other variously enlarged canines; palatine teeth 1 to 4 enormous fangs, in 1 row; vomer and tongue toothless. Dorsal fin short based and low, with 9 to 12 rays; anal fin far posterior, with 13 to 16 rays. Lateral dermal keel present on caudal peduncle. Body completely scaleless, the skin smooth. Brownish above, sides silvery, a black band along mid-dorsal line of body. 
Habitat: Probably swift swimmers, which can avoid nets, captured singly or in small groups. Carnivorous, feeds on squids and pelagic fishes. 
Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and temperate waters. It found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial importance.  
Name Code: 380835
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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