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Japanese Pugnose Grenadier
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Information
Range Depths of up to 720 m in the waters around southern Japan, northern Taiwan and in the East China Sea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Gadiformes
Family Macrouridae
Genus Nezumia
Species N. condylura

The Japanese pugnose grenadier, (Nezumia condylura), is a species of rattail fish. It is found at depths of up to 720 m in the waters around southern Japan, northern Taiwan and in the East China Sea.

As the common name suggests, this fish has a very short, blunt snout. It is greyish-brown overall but with a bluish tinge on the abdomen. The margins of the mouth and gills are blackish and the fins are dark. The first dorsal fin has blackish margins and has two spines.

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