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: Coelorinchus: Greek, koilos = a hollow + Greek, rhyngchos = jaw (Ref. 45335); amydrozosterus: From the Greek amydros, indistinct, obscure, and zosteros, belt, girdle, in reference to the faint bands on the body. More on authors: Iwamoto & Williams.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 297 - 717 m (Ref. 35909). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35909)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Snout short, anterolateral margin incompletely supported by bone; orbits longer than snout and postorbital. Naked fossa of ventral light organ (ADW) relatively large, anterior end reaches about to line connecting pelvic fin insertions. Underside of head and nasal fossa naked; broad, naked, translucent areas dorsally behind leading edges of snout. A series of scales on midline of nape with median spinule row elevated into low crests, forming weak but distinct ridge from supraoccipital scute to dorsal fin. A series of 12-13 faint saddle marks, the anterior four directed anteriorly downwards. Pyloric caeca 15-16. Remarks: pelvic fin with slightly prolonged outer ray.
A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T. and A. Williams, 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(3):105-243. (Ref. 35909)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.1 - 11.4, mean 9.5 (based on 68 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 (33 of 100) .