Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Odontomacrurus: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, makrouros = with a great tail (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2500 m (Ref. 3587). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 64.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11953)
Morphology | Morphometrics
General coloration is dark brown. Single row of teeth in the upper jaw (Ref. 37108).
Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: Eastern Atlantic: Azores (Ref. 3857) and Madeira south to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Indo-West Pacific: Africa to South China Sea, Australia and New Zealand.
Also mesopelagic (Ref. 3587). Remains of fish have been found in one stomach (Ref. 6187).
Geistdoerfer, P., 1990. Macrouridae. p. 541-563. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00230 (-0.15803 - 0.16263), b=3.17 (3.08 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (59 of 100) .