Dysomma taiwanense Ho, Smith & Tighe, 2015
Taiwanese arrowtooth eel
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Family:  Synaphobranchidae (Cutthroat eels), subfamily: Ilyophinae
Max. size:  49.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 200 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 137-139. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with pectoral fin; dorsal-fin origin slightly in front of level of pectoral-fin base; anus is well behind tip of pectoral fin; very short trunk; 2 intermaxillary teeth; 4 compound teeth on vomer; single row of 7-10 large compound teeth on lower jaw; head pores: IO 4, SO 3, M 6, POP 0, AD 1, F 0, ST 0; lateral-line pores: predorsal 4-5, prepectoral 5-7, preanal 9-12, total 40-48, he last to about half of total length; vertebrae: predorsal 9-10, preanal 13-17, total 137-139; MVF 9-15-138; colour of body uniformly brownish, with the lower part of posterior one-eighth of body darker, with black base and margin on rear part of anal fin and lower part of caudal fin (Ref. 106136).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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