Abstract: Rhinochimaera pacifica, previously known from Japan, the East China Sea, New Zealand
and Peru, is now reported and described from one specimen collected 3 to 4 nautical miles
east of Kuei-Shan Tao, Taiwan, at a depth of 400~600 meters. The specimen was collected
by local fisherman on January 20, 1995 and then forwarded to us by the Ta-Shi Fishery
Association in I-Lan. The Rhinochimaeridae is a new addition to the fish fauna of Taiwan.