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Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail; Grenadier; Giant rattail; Giant grenadier)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The giant grenadier, Albatrossia pectoralis, is a very large rattail, the only member of the genus Albatrossia, found in the north Pacific from northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, and south to northern Baja California in Mexico, at depths between 140 and 3,500 m. Its length is up to 2.1 m. The giant grenadier has the usual greatly elongated, pointed tail of the rattails.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  56 years

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

Prey / Diet Overlap




Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Mexico; Multipeak Seamount; Nintoku Seamount; North Pacific: northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, south to northern Baja California in Mexico.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; Suiko Seamount; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

External References



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1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Feeding of Albatrossia pectoralis (Macrouridae) on the Continental Slope of Eastern Kamchatka and the Kurils, V. V. Napazakov and V. I. Chuchukalo, Journal of Ichthyology, 2011, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 343–351
3Jorrit 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.
4Walker, William A.; Mead, James G.; and Brownell, Jr., Robert, Diets of Baird’s Beaked Whales, Berardius bairdii, in the Southern Sea Of Okhotsk and Off the Pacific Coast Of Honshu, Japan (2002). Publications, Agencies and Staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Paper 107.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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