Coryphaenoides leptolepis

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MacouridaeCoryphaenoides leptolepisGu╠łnther1877Ghostly 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.

Coryphaenoides leptolepis

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species:

Abyssal Grenadier Coryphaenoides armatus

Shortbeard Grenadier Coryphaenoides brevibarbis

Carapine Grenadier Coryphaenoides carapinus

Abyssal Grenadier Coryphaenoides armatus. Premaxillary teeth in 1 or 2 rows.

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.

Carapine Grenadier Coryphaenoides carapinus. Premaxillary teeth in a narrow to broad band. Lower jaw with 2 or 3 rows of teeth. Snout relatively high, pointed, and protruding.

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.

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