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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 670 - 710 m (Ref. 26363). Deep-water, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: Wanganella Bank (Ref. 26363). Western Central Pacific: Australia (Ref. 75154).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26363)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Ventral surface of head and lower jaw devoid of scales; large triangular naked areas on anterior dorsal snout; oval, narrow ventral dermal window of light organ before anus, about or less than half orbit diameter in length lateral and medial processes of nasal bones continuous; orbit small, 25.8-28.0% HL; snout long, 43.3-49.2% HL; trunk peppered with large melanophores below midline, dense ventrally; posteriorly melanophores numerous, rising above midline to reach dorsal surface; dorsal fin dark tipped (Ref. 26363).
A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Caught with Caelorinchus innotabilis (Ref. 26363).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McMillan, P.J. and C.D. Paulin, 1993. Description of nine new species of rattails of the genus Caelorinchus (Pisces, Macrouridae) from New Zealand. Copeia 1993(3):819-840. (Ref. 26363)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00302 (0.00129 - 0.00705), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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) .