Coelorinchus denticulatus Regan, 1921
Filesnout grenadier
photo by FAO

 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 64 - 335 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Kenya to Natal, South Africa and Madagascar.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 108-109; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 100. Light organ a dark streak extending forward from anus to chest, streak broadened at either end but anterior fossa not broadly naked. Spinules on scales slender, conical, recurved, in irregular subparallel rows to somewhat quincunx pattern. Color is light brownish to gray-brown; with faint diagonal bands in some individuals. First dorsal fin with a dark band across the middle; the pelvic fins black-tipped, its base blackish.
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.10.93
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09

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