Tadpole Whiptail, Squalogadus modificatus Gilbert & Hubbs 1916


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Bray, D.J. 2016, Squalogadus modificatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1704

Tadpole Whiptail, Squalogadus modificatus Gilbert & Hubbs 1916

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NW of Mandurah to west of Barrow Island, Western Australia, and on the Queensland Plateau in the Coral Sea, E of Townsville, Queensland, also on the Lord Howe Plateau and Norfolk Ridge in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, temperate, Atlantic-Indo-west-central Pacific.


The specific name modificatus presumably refers to the bulbous head of this species.

Species Citation

Squalogadus modificatus Gilbert & Hubbs 1916, Proc. U. S. Natl Mus. 51(2149): 156. Type locality: Bungo Channel, off Kyushu, Japan, 720 fathoms [32°32´N, 132°25´E]. 


Bray, D.J. 2016


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Tadpole Whiptail, Squalogadus modificatus Gilbert & Hubbs 1916


Gilbert, C.H. & Hubbs, C.L. 1916. Report on the Japanese macruroid fishes collected by the United States Fisheries steamer "Albatross" in 1906, with a synopsis of the genera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 51(2149): 135-214. 

Iwamoto, T. 1999. Families Macrouridae, Bathylagidae, Moridae, Bregmacerotidae. pp. 1986-1998 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. 

Iwamoto, T. & Williams, A. 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 51(3): 105-243 figs 1-58

McMillan, P. J. & Iwamoto, T. 2015. Family Macrouridae (pp. 747-827), in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 3 pp. 577-1152.

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CAAB Code:37232070

Biology:No light organ

Depth:800-1740 m


Max Size:35 cm TL

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