Gadomus longifilis (Goode & Bean, 1885)
Treadfin grenadier
photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails), subfamily: Bathygadinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 630 - 2165 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea, off Mauritania, Canary Islands, off Portugal, Morocco, and Azores. Western Atlantic: off the east coast of Florida, Straits of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Reported off the Guianas (Ref. 13608).
Diagnosis:  Brownish in color. Mouth and gill chamber dark brown to black. Dark median stripe on the gill lamellae (Ref. 37108).
Biology:  Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 6187).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.01.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.01.98

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