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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Chlorophthalmidae  
 Genus Chlorophthalmus  
  Chlorophthalmus nigromarginatus  Kamohara, 1953 
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Synonyms:Chlorophthalmus acutifrons nigromarginatusChloropthalmus nigromarginatusdetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)
Character: Body moderately slender, subcylindrical anteriorly to moderately compressed posteriorly, moderately elongate. Head moderate. Eye large, round, lateral with teardrop-shaped pupil. Teeth small; outer tooth patch of lower jaw in 3 approximate rows, middle of anterior margin of vomer toothless. Dorsal fin short based and high, before middle of body, with 10 to 12 rays; anal fin far behind dorsal fin, with 8 to 10 rays. Body yellowish brown, with dusky mottlings; tapetum of eye brilliant green in freshly caught specimens. Caudal fin with black posterior margin.  
Habitat: Found on the continental shelf and slope. It inhabits from 184 to 440 m depth. Feed as carnivores on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. 
Distribution: Distributed in waters of Indo-West Pacific from Indonesia and northwestern Australia, and from southern Japan to the East China Sea. It found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, and eaten fried and broiled.  
Name Code: 380834
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