Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Coelorinchus: Greek, koilos = a hollow + Greek, rhyngchos = jaw (Ref. 45335); sheni: Named for S.C. Shen of National Taiwan University.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 400 - 650 m (Ref. 54421). Deep-water, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 93.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54421); 42.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Snout relatively long, length about 2.5 in HL, with blunt tip and anterolateral margin incompletely supported by bone. Suborbital ridge with 2 rows of thick, stout, modified scales. Orbit large, about 2.0 in snout length. Mouth large with rictus more than 2/3 length of upper jaw. Opercular opening is far forward, with a free fold across isthmus. Underside of head scaled. Nasal fossa fully scaled. Body scales large, with 5-7 sharp, divergent rows of spinules. The light organ is small with a short and slender blackish streak. There are numerous prominent saddle markings on body; dusky triangular marking anteriorly on isthmus (Ref. 54421).
Feeds on fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 54421).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chiou, M.-L., K.-T. Shao and T. Iwamoto, 2004. A new species, Caelorinchus sheni, and 19 new records of grenadiers (Pisces: Gadiformes: Macrouridae) from Taiwan. Zool. Stud. 43(1):35-50. (Ref. 54421)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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 - 0.00705), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .