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); pardus: From the Greek pardus, the pard, leopard, in reference to its leopard-like spots.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 107 - 187 m (Ref. 35909). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: confined to the Arafura Sea in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35909)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Snout long, 43-49% of HL, anterolateral margin not completely supported by bone; characteristic scales overlap anterolaterally onto ventral snout surface; orbit diameter 22-25% of HL, 1.8-2.2 times into snout length; upper jaw 24-27% of HL; chin barbel short, about equal to length of first gill slit; subopercle lacking a prolonged narrow flap. Light organ extends from behind isthmus to front of anus. Underside of head naked; nasal fossa naked; body scales thin, spinules short, fine, aligned in close parallel rows. Conspicuous body markings consisting of blotches, spots and occasional ring on dorsum, becoming a narrow dorsal stripe to end of tail; belly between periproct and pelvic fin bases lacking melanophores; maxillary ramus immaculate (rarely with 2-3 melanophores). First dorsal fin with membrane between second spinous ray and first segmented ray black; anterior end of anal fin blackish distally. Pyloric caeca 8-11, usually 10-11; P i14-i15, rarely i16.
Found on the continental shelf. Benthic (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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 20.9 - 23.6, mean 22.1 (based on 7 cells).
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
): 3.5 ±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
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .