New Record of Sagami Grenadier, Ventrifossa garmani (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) from Korea

  • Jeong, Moon-Kyung (Department of Marine Biology, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Lee, Sung-Il (External Research Cooperation Division, NFRDI) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Koo (Department of Marine Biology, Pukyong National University)
  • Received : 2010.05.26
  • Accepted : 2010.11.12
  • Published : 2010.11.30


A single specimen (149.9 mm TL) of sagami grenadier, Ventrifossa garmani was collected from Korea waters. This species is similar to Coelorinchus spp. in body shape, but is distinguished by a short and rounded snout. It is characterized by having the serrated second dorsal spine in the first dorsal fin, a triangular spine on the scale, seven branchiostegal rays and six scales below middle of first dorsal fin. We describe this species as the first record to Korean fish fauna and propose the Korean name "Kkeo-kkeul-meo-ri-min-tae-sok" for this genus, and "Kkeo-kkeul-meo-ri-min-tae" for this species.


Supported by : National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), Pukyong National University


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