Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" ; cliveri: Named for Clive D. Roberts, who collected the holotype.. More on author: Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 815 - 1160 m (Ref. 35908). Deep-water
Western Central Pacific: known from only two specimens from regions south of New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35908)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9 - 10. Height first dorsal about equal to head length. Underside of head mostly scaled, but broad naked swath below snout; open pores of sensory system on lower jaws and ventral margin of suborbital region fairly prominent. Body scales densely covered with lanceolate spinules in somewhat convergent rows; 7.5-8.5 rows below second dorsal origin; 37-40 lateral-line scales over distance equal to predorsal length. Teeth in broad tapered bands in both jaws, outer premaxillary series noticeably enlarged. Trunk encircled by a broad darkish band, abdomen darker. First dorsal fin blackish. Anterior dermal window of light organ between insertions of pelvic fins. Barbel 2.0 or more into orbit diameter; preoral length 25-28% HL; orb.-preop. 38-40% HL.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T. and N.R. Merrett, 1997. Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific. Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (176):473-570. (Ref. 35908)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00097 - 0.00495), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .