Spicomacrurus kuronumai (Kamohara, 1938)
Kuronuma's whiptail
photo by Schwarzhans, W.

Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 315 - 596 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: off southeastern Japan to northern Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following characters: pelvic-fin rays 8; nasal bones are closely adjoining along mesial edges, forming 3 horizontal plate like processes; otolith length to height (OL:OH = 1.45-1.6) (Ref. 98298).
Biology:  A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.05.96
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.02.16

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