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Albatrossia pectoralis  (Gilbert, 1892)

Giant grenadier
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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: Albatrossia: The name of an oceanographic ship "Albatross" (1888-1900) (Ref. 45335);  pectoralis: pectoralis refering to the long and narrow pectoral fin (Ref. 6885).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 140 - 3500 m (Ref. 50550), usually 700 - 1100 m (Ref. 56476).   Deep-water; 62°N - 26°N, 143°E - 115°W (Ref. 1371)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 65 - 100 cm
Max length : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); common length : 85.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 86.0 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 56 years (Ref. 39270)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 131. Snout low, slightly protruding beyond the large mouth, without a spinous terminal scute. Scales small, slightly oblong, with moderate-sized median ridge, without spines or with few weak spinules, and 0 to 5 much lower, non-spinulated ridges laterally on exposed field. Swim bladder small, with 2 retia mirabilia. Gray-brown on head and body, each scale with a prominent dark posterior border, fins and lateral line darker; black in mouth, gill cavity, and on peritoneum (Ref. 6885). Branchiostegal rays: 6-6; pyloric caeca: 12-16;

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North Pacific: northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, south to northern Baja California in Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Young apparently bathypelagic to some degree but become bathydemersal at a size of 50-60 cm (Ref. 1371). Adults feed mainly on cephalopods, fish and shrimps; other food items include ctenophores, echinoderms, worms, crabs, and amphipods (Ref. 1371). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36385).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 36385).

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

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00060 - 0.00174), b=3.25 (3.11 - 3.39), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (tmax >30).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.