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

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

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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. It has no anal spines, but has 115 anal soft rays along its body. The head and eyes of this fish are very large, while the mouth is very small and substandard. The color of the abyssal grenadier is brown apart from the abdomen, which is bluish.
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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


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).;

External References



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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