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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 73 - 1086 m (Ref. 1371), usually 400 - 800 m (Ref. 1371). Deep-water; 20°S - 59°S, 7°E - 47°W (Ref. 1371)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27121)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 90. The head is relatively large; the eyes also large. Body tapers abruptly behind the first dorsal fin. Color is swarthy overall, pale ventrally. Back with 8 - 10 broad saddles or bars extending slightly below the lateral line. The fins are dusky except for the whitish outermost pelvic ray. The mouth and gill cavities gray to black.
Southern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: southern Africa, southern tip of South America, , southern Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand.
Feeds mainly on copepods, polychaetes, benthic mollusks, arthropods, decapods and amphipods, echinoderms and fishes (myctophids and Maurolicus).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .