Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" . More on author: Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 366 - 1620 m (Ref. 1371), usually 500 - 600 m (Ref. 1371). Deep-water; 24°N - 17°S, 22°W - 13°E (Ref. 1371)
Eastern Central Atlantic: Western Sahara south to Angola.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371)
(total): 140-141. Head large; eyes also large; snout short, narrow, bluntly acute, with a small bifid scute at its tip. Head completely scaled except for underside of snout. Body tapering to a point posteriorly from behind the origin of the first dorsal fin base. Pyloric caeca 20. Spinules on scales broad, shield-shaped. Overall color is brownish to swarthy; trunk bluish to violet; fins blackish; mouth and gill cavities gray to blackish.
Specimens from northwestern Africa feed primarily on faunal organisms, especially polychaetes (90% of contents) and a variety of small crustaceans. Smaller individuals (30-40 mm head length) feed mostly on epibenthic organisms, especially the copepod Aetidopsis carinata (Ref. 6219).
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
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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.31 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .