Scientific Name
Ventrifossa saikaiensis  
Ventrifossa saikaiensis西海凹腹鱈
by: H. M. Yeh
Author Okamura, 1984 Depth 400 - 740M
Chinese 西海凹腹鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 西海凹腹鱈 
Max Length 30 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°50.0'N, 127°14.0'E, depth 700-740 meters 
Reference 邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  岡村 收 主編 Okamura, O. (ed.) 1984 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061248. ASIZP0061249. ASIZP0061307. ASIZP0061309. ASIZP0061310. ASIZP0063271. ASIZP0064094. ASIZP0064119. ASIZP0064253. ASIZP0065562. ASIZP0065601. ASIZP0065608. ASIZP0065616. ASIZP0070223. ASIZP0070225. ASIZP0070273. ASIZP0070730. ASIZP0071146. ASIZP0901292.  
Common Name Grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D1.II, 9-11; P.i9-i22; V.8-9; GR-I(outer/inner)14/17;Scales 1D.,5-6,2D.7-7.5;Pc.52.Mouth inferior with long barbel, mandibular teeth in very narrow band, and slender dense spinules arranged in convergent rows or quincunx order on scales. A few or no spineless scales behind first dorsal. Scale sacs on upper half of body and along base of anal fin with narrow, dark brown posterior margin. Ventral luminous organ comparatively large, situated between pelvic bases and connected with peritroct by a narrow naked groove. Snout more or less pointed. Mouth moderately large, upper jaw extending to a vertical from posterior rim of orbit. Upper lip with rather broad dark margin. Vent much nearer to pelvic base than to anal fin. First dorsal fin uniformly dark.
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 Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E. 
Utility NULL