Japanese pugnose grenadier
spines: 0. Snout short, blunt; terminal and lateral scutes large, blunt; undersides of snout, mandible, most of the suborbital, and part of the lower margin of the preopercle naked. Body scales with sharp, slender spinules in 4 to 16 parallel rows. Pyloric caeca 25 to 28. Overall color is brown; abdomen bluish; gill membranes blackish; fins dusky, first dorsal fin blackish distally; oral and branchial linings blackish.