Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Okamura, O. 1970a. Fauna Japonica. Macrourina (Pisces). Academic Press of Japan, Tokyo, 216 pp., 64 pls.
D1.II, 9; P.i18; V. 10-11; Scales 1D.7-8, 2D. 10-15; GR-I (outer/inner) 5+18/4+16; Pc. 49. Head moderately wide and comparatively firm, slightly longer than half length to vent. Snout low, not broad, slightly longer than or as long as orbit; the width at frontal margin of orbit much narrower than twice the preocular length. Orbit large. Mouth terminal and lateral, little oblique. Teeth minute, rather conical in shape, set in broad band on premaxillary and in narrow band on dentary. Scales small, cycloid, thin and deciduous. Mandibular ramus with double scale rows, one of which consists of large scales and the other smaller ones.
Benthopelagic fishes in the deep sea. A rare species of macrourids from the upper continental slope off northwestern Taiwan at depths between 400m and 800m. Food of these fishes consists of a wide range of fish and both benthic and pelagic invertebrates.
Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E