Coryphaenoides carapinus  Goode & Bean, 1883

Carapine grenadier
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Coryphaenoides: Greek, koryphaina = dolphin fish + Suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 384 - 5610 m (Ref. 11953).   Deep-water

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 17 - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Narrow band of pointed teeth in the premaxillae. Head scaled except for gular and branchiostegal membranes. Body scales either plain or armed with slightly divergent rows of small spinules (Ref. 37108).

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Atlantic Ocean: both sides of the North Atlantic and from the southeast Atlantic. Also known from the southern Indian Ocean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on polychaete worms, copepods, amphipods, isopods and mysids (Ref. 6187). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Iwamoto, Tomio | Collaborators

Iwamoto, T. and E. Anderson, 1994. Review of the grenadiers (Teleostei: Gadiformes) of southern Africa, with descriptions of four new species. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (61):1-28. (Ref. 11953)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.38 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 (38 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.