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); gormani: Named for Terry Gorman, a fishery scientist who pionneered deepwater fishery research in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s with the New South Wales FRV Kapala.. More on author: Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 700 m (Ref. 75874), usually 250 - 550 m (Ref. 75874). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southern Indian and Pacific: Southeastern Australia, from northern New South Wales to eastern Victoria, Tasman Sea, eastern and western Tasmania, and western Victoria (Ref. 75874).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75874)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9-11. This species is distinct in having the following characters: entirely naked underside of head; blunt snout with broad naked areas dorsally behind leading edge; naked nasal fossa; orbit diameter 44-49% of HL; saddles on body obscure anteriorly, more prominent posteriorly; interspaces between saddles pale, narrow, occupying 1 or 2 scale rows on dorsomedian line and giving appearance of white spots when viewed dorsally; generally all fins are dark dusky to blackish; naked fossa of light organ extends forward close to line connecting pelvic-fin insertions; 19-26 pyloric caeca (Ref. 75874).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T. and K.J. Graham, 2008. Two new Australian grenadiers of the Coelorinchus fasciatus species group (Macrouridae: Gadiformes: Teleostei). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 59(5):133-146. (Ref. 75874)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .