Coelorinchus parallelus (G√ľnther, 1877)
Spiny grenadier
photo by Le Noury, P.

 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  48 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 630 - 990 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan, East China Sea, and the Philippines, but may extend into Indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Anal spines: 0-0. Snout long and pointed, its anterolateral margin completely supported by bone; the dorsal surface of the snout completely scaled. Head ridges strong, spiny, supraoccipital and post-temporal ridges developed; the underside of the head, including the mandibular rami, covered with scales having a single spinous ridge. Light organ barely visible externally as a black crescent before the anus. Overall color is brownish to grayish; the fins are dusky to black; the mouth bluish-gray; the gill cavity blackish.
 Biology:  A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.10.93
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09

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