|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Macouridae||Coryphaenoides carapinus||Goode and Bean||1883||Carapine Grenadier|
All Coryphaenoides — Anus not surrounded by a broad margin of naked black skin, located immediately anterior to anal fin (separated by 1 or 2 rows of scales at most). Branchiostegal rays 6 or 7.
Unique Characters: Premaxillary teeth in a narrow to broad band. Lower jaw with 2 or 3 rows of teeth. Snout relatively high, pointed, and protruding.
Abyssal Grenadier Coryphaenoides armatus
Ghostly Grenadier Coryphaenoides leptolepis
Shortbeard Grenadier Coryphaenoides brevibarbis
Abyssal Grenadier Coryphaenoides armatus. Premaxillary teeth in 1 or 2 rows.
Ghostly Grenadier Coryphaenoides leptolepis. Premaxillary teeth in a narrow to broad band. Lower jaw with 1 row of teeth. Snout low and blunt, barely protruding. Barbel 5-23% of head length. Pelvic fin with 8-11 rays. Interorbital space about 22-33% of head length.
Shortbeard Grenadier Coryphaenoides brevibarbis. Premaxillary teeth in a narrow to broad band. Lower jaw with 1 row of teeth. Snout low and blunt, barely protruding. Barbel 5-18% of head length. Pelvic fins with 8 or 9 rays. Interorbital space 32-35% of head length.
Reference — Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto, and N. Scialabba. 1990. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis. No. 125, Vol. 10. 442 p. Rome, Italy.