Gonorynchus abbreviatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Gonorynchus abbreviatus
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Gonorynchidae (Beaked salmons)
Max. size:  31 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 100 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan, throughout the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, and Taiwan Strait.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 54-55. Uniformly brown color; dark distal margins on fins. Fused hypural 3 with the caudal fin terminal centrum.
Biology:  Found in the sublittoral zone, 50-100 m on sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.05.96
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 05.09.03

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