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Coelorinchus vityazae  Iwamoto, Shcherbachev & Marquardt, 2004

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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);  vityazae: Named after the research vessel VITYAZ on which many type specimens were captured.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 920 m (Ref. 58387).   Deep-water

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South Atlantic: Endemic to the West Wind Drift Islands Province; Bank Gulf and Discovery Tablemount in the South Atlantic, and Walters Shoals and St. Paul and Amsterdam islands in the western Indian Ocean.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58387)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10. This species has the following combination of characters: snout moderate (orbit diameter 0.88-1.16 into snout length), tipped with a sharp terminal scute, area dorsally behind leading edge of snout fully scaled, anterolateral margin of snout incompletely supported by bone; underside of head naked; body scales between origin of second dorsal fin and lateral line with 9-13 parallel rows of small, slender spinules; anterior dermal window of light organ short, extending forward about midway between anal-fin origin and pelvic-fin insertion; swim bladder deeply bilobed anteriorly; a distinctive banding pattern along body (Ref. 58387).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Iwamoto, T., Y.N. Shcherbachev and B. Marquardt, 2004. Grenadiers (Gadiformes, Teleostei) of Walters Shoals, southwestern Indian Ocean, with description of a new "west-wind drift" species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(10):190-207. (Ref. 58387)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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