Ventrifossa misakia (Jordan & Gilbert, 1904)
Misaki grenadier
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Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 387 - 455 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Choshi to Kagoshima in Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Anal spines: 0-0. Scales very small, sparsely covered with slender conical to lanceolate spinules in widely divergent V rows. Snout in young individuals with faint blackish margin along its leading edge, older individuals appear to have only a blackish snout tip.
Biology:  Feeds primarily on euphausiids, prawns, and isopods (Ref. 1371).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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