Scientific Name
Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis  
Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis扇鰭凹腹鱈
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Okamura, 1984 Depth 400 - 600M
Chinese 扇鰭凹腹鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 扇鰭凹腹鱈 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱈魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Okinawa Trough, 28°42.0'N, 127°09.0'E, depth 500-535 meters 
Reference 邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  Okamura, O. 1970 Okamura, O. 1970 岡村 收 主編 Okamura, O. (ed.) 1984 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061246. ASIZP0061247. ASIZP0062388. ASIZP0064236. ASIZP0065521. ASIZP0065549. ASIZP0065588. ASIZP0065592. ASIZP0066104. ASIZP0066322. ASIZP0070231. ASIZP0070248. ASIZP0070250. ASIZP0070685. ASIZP0070733. ASIZP0072290. ASIZP0801144. ASIZP0801484. ASIZP0900333. ASIZP0901318. ASIZP0911144. ASIZP0911484. NMMBP02873.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D1.II,9-12; P.i18-24; V.9-11; GR-I(outer/inner)10-2+14;Scales 1D.5-6.5,2D.7-8.5;Pc.52-69. Mouth inferior with narrow tooth band on lower jaw, a large area of spineless scales behind first dorsal fin, and slender dense spinules on scales. Ventral luminous organ rather large, situated between pelvic bases and connected with black peritroct by a narrow naked groove; lens faintly visible on photophore. First dorsal largely blackish, white distally and basally. Anterior portion of anal fin with narrow black margin. Vent located before a vertical through origin of first dorsal fin.
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, Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E.