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Plainfin Grenadier

Ventrifossa divergens Gilbert & Hubbs 1920

Diagnostic Description

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Scales medium-sized, uniformly covered with fine, conical reclined spinules in widely divergent V-shaped rows or quincunx order. Snout with a black margin along its 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.
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 2; Analspines: 0
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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分布

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分布於印度-西太平洋區,包括南非、莫桑比克、印尼、菲律賓、臺灣等海域。臺灣分布於東北部海域。
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利用

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一般以底拖網捕獲,不具食用價值,通常做為下雜魚用。
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描述

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體型延長,側扁。頭部中大。吻短圓鈍。口大,下位,頦下有一長鬚;齒細小,上頜齒多列排成寬齒帶,最外齒列稍擴大,下頜齒為一相當窄之齒帶。 第二棘軟條呈微弱鋸齒狀。體被櫛鱗,鱗棘尖長,密切排列。肛門離臀鰭稍遠,發光器短小,位於兩腹鰭基底之間,約略分為兩部份,前端為黑色小圓斑,後端為黑色裸露之無發光區域,其上有肛門及尿殖孔。體為銀灰色,鼻吻部邊緣有黑色延伸至眶下區邊緣;第一背鰭暗色,無黑色斑紋。
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棲地

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主要棲息於183-772公尺深泥砂底質,水溫5-7℃的水域。深海底棲性魚類,以小型之多毛類、甲殼類及明蝦為主食。
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Plainfin grenadier

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The plainfin grenadier (Ventrifossa divergens) is a species of rattail. This is a deep-water fish found at depths of up to 772 m. It has a wide distribution in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

This species reaches a length of 30 cm. As suggested by the common name, it has a uniformly dark first dorsal fin, lacking the contrasting blotch seen in many species in the genus. It also has a black margin to its snout.

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Plainfin grenadier: Brief Summary

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The plainfin grenadier (Ventrifossa divergens) is a species of rattail. This is a deep-water fish found at depths of up to 772 m. It has a wide distribution in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

This species reaches a length of 30 cm. As suggested by the common name, it has a uniformly dark first dorsal fin, lacking the contrasting blotch seen in many species in the genus. It also has a black margin to its snout.

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