Coelorinchus productus Gilbert & Hubbs, 1916
Unicorn grenadier
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 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  31 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 271 - 600 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Japan, the East China Sea, and northern Taiwan.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Anal spines: 0-0. Head large; the eyes moderately large; the snout moderately long and pointed, its anterolateral margin completely supported by bone. Head ridges strong, supraoccipital scute developed, several similar single-keeled scutes follow on the nape; the underside of the head naked, except for a small patch below the preopercle angle. Body scales covered with dagger-like spinules in 3 to 5 slightly divergent rows. Light organ small, fossa narrow, extending forward immediately before the anus. Overall brownish to swarthy, silvery ventrally; the fins dusky to blackish; the mouth and gill cavities blackish.
 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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