Coryphaenoides guentheri (Vaillant, 1888)
G√ľnther's grenadier
photo by Orlov, A.

Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 831 - 2830 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: Faroe-Shetland Channel to the Canary Islands, Iceland, Denmark Strait, Nunavut (Ref. 58426) and the western Mediterranean (Ref. 3587, 6187).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0-0. The head is relatively compressed; the eyes are large. The mouth is small and inferior. The scales have about 10 rows of large and broad spinules. The body is generally brownish, with the mouth and gill cavity darker.
Biology:  Epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (annelids, isopods and mysids) (Ref. 6187).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless


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