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Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis  Okamura, 1984

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 535 m (Ref. 26282).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: southern Japan, northeastern Taiwan, South China Sea, and the Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Mouth inferior with narrow tooth band on lower jaw, a large area of spineless scales behind 1st dorsal fin, and slender dense spinules on scales. Ventral luminous organ rather large, situated between pelvic bases and connected with black periproct by 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 1st dorsal fin (Ref. 54421).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.9 - 10, mean 8.1 (based on 38 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00097 - 0.00495), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .