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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gadiformes  
 Family Macrouridae  
 Genus Bathygadus  
  Bathygadus antrodes  (Jordan & Starks, 1904) 
Provider: M.L. Qiu 
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Synonyms:Melanobranchus antrodesdetails
Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Okamura, O. 1970a. Fauna Japonica. Macrourina (Pisces). Academic Press of Japan, Tokyo, 216 pp., 64 pls.
Character: D1.II,7-9; P.i15-i16; V.9;Scales 1D.8-9,2D.9-10;GR-I (outer/inner) 26-30/19-21; Pc. 14-16. Head very wide and rather elongate. Bones of head soft and cavernous. Orbit small. Mouth terminal and oblique. Teeth minute, roughly equal, with arrow-shaped tip, set in broad band on premaxillary and in narrow band on dentary. No teeth on vomer and palatine. Barbel none. Scales cycloid, small and deciduous. Scales on mandibular ramus comparatively large, arranged in a single row. 
Habitat: Benthopelagic fishes in the deep sea. A rare species of macrourids from the upper continental slope off northwestern Taiwan at depths between 400m and 800m. Food of these fishes consists of a wide range of fish and both benthic and pelagic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Southern Japan and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E 
Name Code: 381043
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