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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Ventrifossa

(See list of species below)



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24 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

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

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Ventrifossa atherodon
[Arrowtooth grenadier]

Photo by FAO

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

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Ventrifossa ctenomelas
[Hawaiian grenadier]

Photo by SFSA

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 30 cm TL
Ventrifossa longibarbata Okamura, 1982

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
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

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Ventrifossa macropogon
[Longbeard grenadier]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
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

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Ventrifossa mucocephalus
[Slimehead grenadier]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa mystax
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ventrifossa nigrodorsalis
[Spinaker grenadier]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa obtusirostris
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL

 
Ventrifossa paxtoni
[Thinbarbel whiptail]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis
[]
No picture found
Northwest 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
[]
24 Species of Family Macrouridae with Genus Ventrifossa
(Grenadiers or rattails)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Ventrifossa atherodon Arrowtooth grenadier Pacific Ocean 31 TL
1897 Ventrifossa ctenomelas Hawaiian grenadier Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL
1920 Ventrifossa divergens Plainfin grenadier Indian Ocean 30 TL
1982 Ventrifossa fusca Northwest Pacific 61 TL
1904 Ventrifossa garmani Sagami grenadier Northwest Pacific 31 TL
1999 Ventrifossa gomoni Pale smiling whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1982 Ventrifossa johnboborum Snoutscale whiptail Indo-Pacific 47.5 TL
1982 Ventrifossa longibarbata Northwest Pacific 30 TL
1992 Ventrifossa macrodon Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1973 Ventrifossa macropogon Longbeard grenadier Western Central Atlantic 45 TL
1982 Ventrifossa macroptera Palau grenadier Pacific Ocean 40 TL
1904 Ventrifossa misakia Misaki grenadier Northwest Pacific 40 TL
1973 Ventrifossa mucocephalus Slimehead grenadier Western Central Atlantic 40 TL
1994 Ventrifossa mystax Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1935 Ventrifossa nasuta Conesnout grenadier Western Indian Ocean 41 TL
1920 Ventrifossa nigrodorsalis Spinaker grenadier Western Pacific 34 TL
1992 Ventrifossa obtusirostris Southeast Pacific 30 TL
1999 Ventrifossa paxtoni Thinbarbel whiptail Western Central Pacific 48 TL
1891 Ventrifossa petersonii Peterson's grenadier Indian Ocean 42 TL
1984 Ventrifossa rhipidodorsalis Western Pacific 21 TL
1984 Ventrifossa saikaiensis Northwest Pacific 25 TL
1999 Ventrifossa sazonovi Dark smiling whiptail Western Pacific 34 TL
1992 Ventrifossa teres Southeast Pacific 24 TL
1997 Ventrifossa vinolenta Western Central Pacific 23 TL



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