Scientific Name
Ventrifossa macroptera  
Ventrifossa macroptera大鰭凹腹鱈
by: ©The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author Okamura, 1982 Depth 400 - 710M
Chinese 大鰭凹腹鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大鰭凹腹鱈 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱈魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Kyushu-Palau Ridge, 27°55.1'N, 134°44.8'E, depth 685-710 meters 
Reference 邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  Cohen, D. M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto etc. 1990 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0060253. ASIZP0061244. ASIZP0061245. ASIZP0061311. ASIZP0065522. ASIZP0065525. ASIZP0065533. ASIZP0065534. ASIZP0065590. ASIZP0065612. ASIZP0065614. ASIZP0065623. ASIZP0065640. ASIZP0065679. ASIZP0066751. ASIZP0066764. ASIZP0066798. ASIZP0066804. ASIZP0066808. ASIZP0066832. ASIZP0066947. ASIZP0066949. ASIZP0067596. ASIZP0070254. ASIZP0070682. ASIZP0070729. FRIP01195. FRIP01196. FRIP01197. NMMBP03786.  
Common Name Palau grenadier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D1.II, 9-11; P.i21-i26; V.9-10; GR-I(outer/inner)11-17;GR-II16-19;Scales 1D.6-8,2D. 8-10. Premaxillary teeth in narrow bands 4 or 5 teeth wide, outer series enlarged with arrowheadlike tips; mandibular teeth in 2 series, the inner large. First dorsal fin with 2 spines and 9 to 11 rays, second spinous ray smooth. Scale rows below midbase of first dorsal fin 6.5 to 7.5, below second dorsal origin 8 to 10; lateral-line scales over a distance equal to predorsal length 49 to 55. Scales covered with slender, sharp spinules in widely divergent 5 rows or irregularly in quincunx order. Snont with a black margin along leading edge and posteriorly over half of supranarial ridges; first dorsal fin uniformly blackish or dusky.
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 Kyushu-Palau Ridge, Hawaiian lslands, Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E