Gadomus colletti Jordan & Gilbert, 1904
Gadomus colletti
photo by Shao, K.T.

 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Bathygadinae
 Max. size:  38.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge (Ref. 559), northeastern Taiwan (Ref. 54421), and the Philippine Sea (Ref. 9949).
 Diagnosis:  Bones of head rather firm and not cavernous. Snout low, not blunt at tip, decidedly shorter than diameter of orbit and not protruding beyond mouth; width at frontal margin of orbit slightly wider than 1/2 length of snout. Mouth large, terminal, and lateral; teeth in villiform bands on both jaws. No teeth on vomer or palatine. Barbel filamentous, about as long as, or a little shorter than length of head. Gill opening wide, extending to a vertical through center of pupil. Scales cycloid. Mandibular ramus provided with but 1 scale row. Color pale. Jaws white. All fins dusky; dorsal and anal fins darkening toward edge (Ref. 54421).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.05.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.07.05

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