Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Coryphaenoides: Greek, koryphaina = dolphin fish + Suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1285 - 2904 m (Ref. 10941). Deep-water, preferred ?; 66°N - 32°N
North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk to Alaska and southern California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6885)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. 2nd spine of 1st dorsal fin very long and slender, terminating in a long filament, smooth near base but outer half strongly toothed; 1st dorsal with 12 to 14 soft rays, ray count of 2nd dorsal unknown; caudal fin very narrow; anal rays numerous, long and low; pectorals long and slender; outside rays of pelvic fins very long and filamentous (Ref. 6885). Dark brown in color; black on fins, nostrils, ventral surfaces of snout, lips and gill membranes (Ref. 6885). Branchiostegal rays: 6 (Ref. 36385).
Bathybenthic (Ref. 36385). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36385).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Endo, H., D. Tsutsui and K. Amaoka, 1994. Range extensions of two deep-sea macrourids Coryphaenoides filifer and Squalogadus modificatus to the Sea of Okhotsk. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(3):330-333. (Ref. 10941)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00302 (0.00129 - 0.00709), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .