Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Gadiformes > Macrouridae > Coryphaenoides > Coryphaenoides armatus

Coryphaenoides armatus (Smooth-scale rattail; Russet grenadier; Cosmopolitan rattail; Armed grenadier; Abyssal macrourid; Abyssal grenadier)

Synonyms: Coryphaenoides abyssorum; Coryphaenoides cyclolepis; Coryphaenoides gigas; Coryphaenoides suborbitalis; Coryphaenoides variabilis; Dolloa cyclolepis; Macrurus armatus; Macrurus asper; Macrurus cyclolepis; Macrurus suborbitalis; Moseleya cyclolepis; Nematonurus abyssorum; Nematonurus armatus; Nematonurus cyclolepis; Nematonurus gigas; Nematonurus suborbitalis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The abyssal grenadier, Coryphaenoides armatus, is an abyssal fish of the genus Coryphaenoides, found in all the world's oceans, at depths between 800 and 4,000 m. Its length is between 20 to 40 cm, although Fishbase gives lengths of up to 1 m. The abyssal grenadier's body is unique in that it contains two dorsal spines and about 124 dorsal soft rays, which are the flexible jointed rays supporting a fin nearest to the back in the spinal column.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Acanthephyra pelagica[1]
Aetideopsis multiserrata[1]
Filippovia knipovitchi (Smooth Hooked Squid)[1]
Gonatus fabricii (boreoatlantic armhook squid)[1]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[1]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[1]
Octopoteuthis sicula (Ruppell's octopus squid)[1]
Onykia ingens (warty squid)[1]
Salpa thompsoni[1]
Slosarczykovia circumantarctica[1]
Teratamblyops gracilura[1]


Parasitized by 
Paranisakiopsis lintoni <Unverified Name>[2]


Alaska (USA); Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Brazil; California Current; Canada; Canary Current; Caribbean Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Chile; Crozet Islands; Cuba; East Bering Sea; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Galapagos Islands; Greenland; Guatemala; Gulf of Alaska; Humboldt Current; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Ireland; Kerguelen Islands; Mexico; Morocco; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Prince Edward Island; S. Georgia - S. Sandwich Is.; South Africa; South Orkney Islands; Southwest Chilean Waters; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; West Bering Sea; West Greenland Shelf; Worldwide. Marginal to the Southern Ocean (Ref. 5171).; Worldwide: marginal to the Southern Ocean (Ref. 5171).;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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