SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=185) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Gadiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Ventrifossa') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Macrourinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Ventrifossa

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ventrifossa atherodon (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

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Ventrifossa atherodon
[Arrowtooth grenadier]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ventrifossa ctenomelas (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

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Ventrifossa ctenomelas
[Hawaiian grenadier]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ventrifossa divergens Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920

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Ventrifossa divergens
[Plainfin grenadier]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa fusca
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ventrifossa garmani (Jordan & Gilbert, 1904)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ventrifossa garmani
[Sagami grenadier]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa gomoni
[Pale smiling whiptail]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47.5 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa johnboborum
[Snoutscale whiptail]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ventrifossa longibarbata Okamura, 1982

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Ventrifossa longibarbata
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa macrodon
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ventrifossa macropogon Marshall, 1973

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Ventrifossa macropogon
[Longbeard grenadier]

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Ventrifossa macroptera Okamura, 1982

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Ventrifossa macroptera
[Palau grenadier]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa misakia
[Misaki grenadier]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Ventrifossa mucocephalus Marshall, 1973

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Ventrifossa mucocephalus
[Slimehead grenadier]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa mystax
[]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Ventrifossa nasuta (Smith, 1935)

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Ventrifossa nasuta
[Conesnout grenadier]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Ventrifossa nigrodorsalis Gilbert & Hubbs, 1920

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Ventrifossa nigrodorsalis
[Spinaker grenadier]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa obtusirostris
[]

Photo by Mullasseri, S.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Ventrifossa paxtoni Iwamoto & Williams, 1999

Photo by Mullasseri, S.
 
Ventrifossa paxtoni
[Thinbarbel whiptail]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Ventrifossa petersonii (Alcock, 1891)

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Ventrifossa petersonii
[Peterson's grenadier]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis Okamura, 1984

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Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa saikaiensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa sazonovi
[Dark smiling whiptail]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa teres
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa vinolenta
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24 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ventrifossa atherodon Arrowtooth grenadier Pacific Ocean 31 TL 1897
Ventrifossa ctenomelas Hawaiian grenadier Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1897
Ventrifossa divergens Plainfin grenadier Indian Ocean 30 TL 1920
Ventrifossa fusca Northwest Pacific 61 TL 1982
Ventrifossa garmani Sagami grenadier Northwest Pacific 31 TL 1904
Ventrifossa gomoni Pale smiling whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1999
Ventrifossa johnboborum Snoutscale whiptail Indo-Pacific 47.5 TL 1982
Ventrifossa longibarbata Northwest Pacific 31 TL 1982
Ventrifossa macrodon Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1992
Ventrifossa macropogon Longbeard grenadier Western Central Atlantic 45 TL 1973
Ventrifossa macroptera Palau grenadier Pacific Ocean 40 TL 1982
Ventrifossa misakia Misaki grenadier Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1904
Ventrifossa mucocephalus Slimehead grenadier Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1973
Ventrifossa mystax Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1994
Ventrifossa nasuta Conesnout grenadier Western Indian Ocean 41 TL 1935
Ventrifossa nigrodorsalis Spinaker grenadier Western Pacific 34 TL 1920
Ventrifossa obtusirostris Southeast Pacific 30 TL 1992
Ventrifossa paxtoni Thinbarbel whiptail Western Central Pacific 48 TL 1999
Ventrifossa petersonii Peterson's grenadier Indian Ocean 42 TL 1891
Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis Western Pacific 21 TL 1984
Ventrifossa saikaiensis Western Pacific 25 TL 1984
Ventrifossa sazonovi Dark smiling whiptail Western Pacific 34 TL 1999
Ventrifossa teres Southeast Pacific 24 TL 1992
Ventrifossa vinolenta Western Central Pacific 23 TL 1997



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