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); obscuratus: Name from the Latin for darkened or obscured. More on authors: McMillan & Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1013 - 1460 m (Ref. 80968). Deep-water
Western Pacific, known only from the continental slope of the West Norfolk ridge west of New Zealand and the Norfolk Ridge south of New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80968)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: almost no scales on the ventral surface of the head; nasal fossa with a large scaleless area anteriorly extending to nasal ridge and ventrally to or near suborbital ridge; lacks external evidence of a light organ; anus immediately before anal fin origin; long snout, about 2.0-2.3 into head length (HL), with strong terminal scute, which is elongate ventrally, anterolateral margins not completely supported by bone; grayish brown body, no prominent marking s; narrow blackish eye ring; dusky to black lips, mouth, and gill cavities (Ref. 80968).
Apparently a deepwater species and have a very low abundance as it was taken only in small numbers (Ref. 80968).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McMillan, P. and T. Iwamoto, 2009. Two new species of Coelorinchus (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Macrouridae) from the Tasman Sea. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 60(4):39-51. (Ref. 80968)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.9 - 4.9, mean 4 (based on 173 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00224 (0.00097 - 0.00516), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .