Scientific Name
Ventrifossa divergens  
Ventrifossa divergens歧異凹腹鱈
by: ©South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Author Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920 Depth 183 - 772M
Chinese 歧異凹腹鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 歧異凹腹鱈 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱈魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Near Sibuko Bay, Borneo, 4°12'44"N, 118°27'44"E, Albatross station 5592, depth 305 fathoms 
Reference 邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fishbase(2003)  Gilbert, C.H. etc. 1920 Okamura, O. 1970 Okamura, O. 1970 
Specimen List ASIZP0066255. ASIZP0066781. ASIZP0066782. ASIZP0066784. ASIZP0066928. ASIZP0801498. ASIZP0911498.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Plainfin grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D1.II,9-11; P.i19-i23; V.8-9; GR-I(outer/inner)15-17;Scales 2D.8-10.Teeth small, in broad bands in premaxilla, outer series slightly enlarged, some with arrowhead tips; mandibular teeth in a rather narrow band. First dorsal fin with 2 spines and 9 to 11 rays, spinous ray finely serrated along leading edge. Scales medium-sized, uniformly covered with fine, conical reclined spinules in widely divergent V rows or quincunx order; scale rows below second dorsal fin 8 to 10 over distance equal to predorsal length 43 to 48. Snout with a black margin along leading edge extending posteriorly onto suborbital shelf, but not over supranarial and median nasal ridges; first dorsal fin uniformly dusky or darker proximally, but lacking a distinct black blotch.
habitats 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. 
Distribution Philippines, South China Sea near Hong Kong, Borneo, Indian Ocean off South Africa, Mozambique, Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E.