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Desmodema polystictum (Ogilby, 1898)
SPOTTED RIBBONFISH
Dealfish; Polka-dot Ribbonfish; Trachypterus jacksoniensis polystictus Ogilby, 1898

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Desmodema polystictum
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Desmodema polystictum

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Desmodema polystictum
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Desmodema polystictum
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lampridiformes  
 Family Trachipteridae  
 Genus Desmodema  
  Desmodema polystictum    (Ogilby, 1898) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Trachipterus misakiensis Trachipterus polystictus Trachipterus woodi Trachypterus jacksoniensis polystictus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate, ribbon-like, compressed; body depth gradually decreasing from head to caudal peduncle. Head small. Snout length shorter eye diameter. Pointed teeth on jaws, vomer, and palatines. Scales present in juveniles; absent in adult. Dorsal fin very long, extending along entire body length to tail, with 116-131 rays; anterior dorsal-fin rays elongate in juveniles, reduced in adult; anal fin absent; pelvic fins with 7-10 rays, elongate in juveniles, and absent in adult; caudal fin without 2 lobes and not sharply upturned. Head and body usually silver; specimens less than 10 cm with many dark spots. 
Habitat: Mesopelagic species, sometimes drifting to coastal regions. Feeds upon various organisms like small fish, squids, octopus, and crustaceans. The eggs are free-floating, large, and red. 
Distribution: Probably circumtropical. It very rare and only found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial importance.  
Name Code: 381134
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