Coelorinchus braueri Barnard, 1925
Shovelnose grenadier
photo by Le Noury, P.

 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 1200 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic and Southwest Indian Ocean: Angola to Mozambique.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 112-114; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 105-105. The head is large; the eyes also large; the snout conical. Head ridges strongly demarcated with coarse scute-like scales; underside of the head scaled. The body tapers posteriorly from the first dorsal-fin spine insertion. Light organ short, narrow, extending to about midway between anal fin origin and pelvic fin insertion. Swim bladder weakly bilobate anteriorly, with 4 retia mirabilia. Caudal fin absent. Overall color is pale brown, the fins are darker; mouth and gill cavity linings gray to blackish.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.04.93
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.09.98

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