Coryphaenoides mediterraneus (Giglioli, 1893)
Mediterranean grenadier
Coryphaenoides mediterraneus
photo by FAO

 Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Macrourinae
 Max. size:  73 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 1000 - 4262 m
 Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Azores to west Scotland. Reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462). Also in the western Mediterranean. Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. Head scaled except for gular and branchiostegal membranes (Ref. 37108).
 Biology:  Depth range is reported at 1000m-3000m. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 6187). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 31.07.93
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 01.12.15

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