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: Macrourus: Greek, makroura = great tail (Ref. 45335); caml: Named for the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML, pronounced 'camel') carried out in International Polar Year (2008). Treated as a noun in apposition to the genus name (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1999).. More on author: Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal. Polar
Southern Ocean: probably widespread in the Southern Ocean including the Ross Sea, Balleny and Scott Islands slope, Cosmonaut Sea (33 E), south of South Georgia (54 S), at 350–2080 m (Ref. 89100).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89100)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Ventral surface of the head mostly scaled, except for scaleless areas anterior to the mouth and on the anterior half of the lower jaw. Pelvic fin with 8 rays, rarely 7 or 9. Lower jaw with 2–3 rows of small pointed uniform-sized teeth reducing to a single row posteriorly. Upper jaw with 4–5 rows of small, uniform-sized teeth. Body scales small, 30–40 in a diagonal row from anal fin origin to lateral line. Pyloric caeca 20–37 (Ref. 89100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McMillan, P., T. Iwamoto, A. Stewart and P.J. Smith, 2012. A new species of grenadier, genus Macrourus (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Macrouridae) from the southern hemisphere and a revision of the genus. Zootaxa 3165:1-24. (Ref. 89100)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (59 of 100) .