|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Macrouridae||Ventrifossa macropogon||Marshall||1973||Longbeard Grenadier|
All Malacocephalus — Anus surrounded by a broad margin of naked skin or far removed from anal fin. Branchiostegal rays 7. Teeth in lower jaw enlarged, in 1 row. A large, bean-shaped fossa between bases of pelvic fins. Scale rows present over lower branchiostegal rays.
Unique Characters: Anus surrounded by a broad margin of naked skin or far removed from anal fin. Branchiostegal rays 7. Teeth in lower jaw in a 2 or more rows or in a broad band. Fossa between bases of pelvic fins present or absent, not bean-shaped. Few or no scales on branchiostegal rays. All of snout and head surfaces uniformly covered with finely spinulated scales, with no thick, spiny, or tubercular scales at tip of snout or along head ridges. Total gill rakers on inner side of first arch 12-16. Leading edge of snout blackish.
Similar Species: None.