Status unknown, whereabouts unknown (BSKU 631 designated as a neotype by Kamohara, T. 1961. Notes on the type specimens of fishes in my laboratory.
Report of the USA Marine Biological Station
(2): 1–9 pls 1–7, but designation was not based on revisionary work and is considered invalid), Kôchi, Japan.
New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
West of Shark Bay, WA (25°20`S) to northwest of Port Hedland, WA (18°16'S) and from off Raine Island, QLD (11º35´S) to off Eden, NSW (37°S); tropical, discontinuous (west Indian Ocean, west and east Pacific, west Atlantic)
Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Central Western Transition (5)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);
The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Body oblong and compressed. Eye large, its diameter greater than snout length. Mouth large, oblique, the upper jaw highly protrusile; jaws with 1 or 2 rows of short, slender, conical teeth; similar teeth on vomer; maxilla exposed posteriorly; no supramaxilla; posteroventral corner of preopercle without retrorse spine. Gill rakers short and flattened, 1 on upper limb and 4 to 6 on lower limb of first arch (not counting rudiments). Two dorsal fins, the first with VI to VIII slender spines, the second dorsal fin with 27 to 29 soft rays; anal fin with I small spine and 28 to 34 soft rays; caudal fin forked, with 11 segmented rays and 9 branched rays; pectoral fins much shorter than head, with 12 to 16 rays; pelvic fins with 1 unbranched soft ray and 6 branched soft rays, no spine. Two lateral lines anteriorly, merging to a single line on the caudal peduncle. Head naked; body scales moderate in size, deciduous and weakly ctenoid. Vertebrae 12 + 22 = 34. Body reddish silver.
Caught with trawls in depths of 150 to 600 m. Biology unknown.
Western Central Atlantic: northern Cuba. Indo-West Pacific: Natal (South Africa), Japan, and Taiwan; Chesterfield Island. It is very rare and only found in souyhern Taiwanese waters.
Uncommon deep-sea fishes of no commercial importance.
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