Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" .
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 600 - 1500 m (Ref. 1371). Deep-water; 3°N - 43°S, 114°E - 71°W (Ref. 1371)
Eastern Indian Ocean: temperate Australia. Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands and off central Chile. Two subspecies are recognized, Nezumia loricata loricata from the Galapagos and Nezumia loricata atomos from Chile. The Chilean and Australian records suggest a broad temperate distribution across South Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. Head with strongly developed, angular suborbital ridge; snout moderately pointed, with spiny tubercular scale at its tip and lateral angles. Underside of snout and part of the suborbital region naked; mandibles covered with small deciduous scales. Pyloric caeca 20 to 32. Body scales adherent, with dagger-shaped to narrowly triangular spinules in somewhat convergent rows. Anus is closer to the origin of the pelvic fins than to that of the anal fin. Overall color is swarthy to medium brown, darker ventrally; fins blackish; mouth dusky.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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 (38 of 100) .