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Ventrifossa vinolenta  Iwamoto & Merrett, 1997

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Ventrifossa: Latin, venter, ventris = belly + Latin, fosa = pit (Ref. 45335);  vinolenta: From the Latin vinolentus, drunk on wine, but also meaning wine-colored, in reference to the overall tint of the trunk and tail of the fish and of the nose of the second author..   More on author: Iwamoto.

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Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 745 - 825 m (Ref. 35908).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: known only from the Chesterfield and Bellona Plateau west of New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35908)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2. Pelvic rays rarely 9; snout relatively long and pointed, 27-32 % HL; preoral 19-25% HL, orbit diameter 32-36%; length upper jaw 37-38%; inner gill rakers first arch 12-14; dorsolateral dark streak extending from parietal region to end of tail; dorsum above dark streak distinctly pale; leading edge of snout with black margin, extending posteriorly over supranarial ridges and dorsal rim of orbits; no median snout streak; base of first dorsal pale, but rays proximally black, distally fading to pale; lips blackish, ascending process of premaxillary black; mouth mostly black but with pale areas; small species, probably less than 30 cm TL.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Iwamoto, T. and N.R. Merrett, 1997. Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific. Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (176):473-570. (Ref. 35908)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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