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); vityazae: Named after the research vessel VITYAZ on which many type specimens were captured.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 920 m (Ref. 58387). Deep-water, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South Atlantic: Endemic to the West Wind Drift Islands Province; Bank Gulf and Discovery Tablemount in the South Atlantic, and Walters Shoals and St. Paul and Amsterdam islands in the western Indian Ocean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58387)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8-10. This species has the following combination of characters: snout moderate (orbit diameter 0.88-1.16 into snout length), tipped with a sharp terminal scute, area dorsally behind leading edge of snout fully scaled, anterolateral margin of snout incompletely supported by bone; underside of head naked; body scales between origin of second dorsal fin and lateral line with 9-13 parallel rows of small, slender spinules; anterior dermal window of light organ short, extending forward about midway between anal-fin origin and pelvic-fin insertion; swim bladder deeply bilobed anteriorly; a distinctive banding pattern along body (Ref. 58387).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T., Y.N. Shcherbachev and B. Marquardt, 2004. Grenadiers (Gadiformes, Teleostei) of Walters Shoals, southwestern Indian Ocean, with description of a new "west-wind drift" species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(10):190-207. (Ref. 58387)
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 (40 of 100) .