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: Hymenocephalus: Named for its transparent membrane-like head covering (‘‘hymen head’’) and fragile nature of head bones (Ref. 100825); sazonovi: Named for Yuri I. Sazonov (Moscow, Russia).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 340 - 1100 m (Ref. 98298). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific: probably endemic to the Nazca and Sala y Gomez ridges.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98298)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9-10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body much less slender than typical for the genus, with very thin head bones; pelvic fin rays 12-13; pectoral fin rays 15-16; gill rakers 18-20; no barbel; orbit 21% HL; blunt snout with high frontal ridge, barely protruding, short, 23% HL; ventral striae extending about ? distance from pelvic fin bases to periproct region; infraorbital canal is wider than other canal systems; very small preopercular supporter; otolith compressed (otolith length to height (OL:OH) is 0.8; colliculi separated and small; small pseudocolliculum, total colliculum length to pseudocolliculum length (TCL:PCL) is 1.8 (Ref. 98298).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W., 2014. Head and otolith morphology of the genera Hymenocephalus, Hymenogadus and Spicomacrurus (Macrouridae), with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3888(1):1-73. (Ref. 98298)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00224 (0.00097 - 0.00516), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .