Coelorinchus sheni Chiou, Shao & Iwamoto, 2004
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 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  93.7 cm TL (male/unsexed); 42 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 400 - 650 m
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
 Diagnosis:  Snout relatively long, length about 2.5 in HL, with blunt tip and anterolateral margin incompletely supported by bone. Suborbital ridge with 2 rows of thick, stout, modified scales. Orbit large, about 2.0 in snout length. Mouth large with rictus more than 2/3 length of upper jaw. Opercular opening is far forward, with a free fold across isthmus. Underside of head scaled. Nasal fossa fully scaled. Body scales large, with 5-7 sharp, divergent rows of spinules. The light organ is small with a short and slender blackish streak. There are numerous prominent saddle markings on body; dusky triangular marking anteriorly on isthmus (Ref. 54421).
 Biology:  Feeds on fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 54421).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.06.05
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09

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