Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (annelids, isopods and mysids) (Ref. 6187).
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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Distribution

Atlantic: from the Faroe-Shetland Channel to the Canary Is., Iceland and Denmark Strait and the western Mediterranean. South and southwest of Iceland, southward in Davis Strait to Northern Labrador
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic Ocean: Faroe-Shetland Channel to the Canary Islands, Iceland, Denmark Strait, Nunavut (Ref. 58426) and the western Mediterranean (Ref. 3587, 6187).
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 1112; Analspines: 0
  • Geistdoerfer, P. 1986 Macrouridae. p. 644-676. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6187)
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Size

Maximum size: 500 mm TL
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Max. size

50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1371))
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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Diagnostic Description

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.
  • Geistdoerfer, P. 1986 Macrouridae. p. 644-676. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6187)
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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depth range 831 - 2830 m
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathydemersal; non-migratory; marine; depth range 831 - 2830 m (Ref. 1371)
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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Depth range based on 144 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 118 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 990 - 3380
  Temperature range (°C): 2.606 - 7.849
  Nitrate (umol/L): 16.616 - 25.045
  Salinity (PPS): 34.893 - 35.453
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.312 - 6.663
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.098 - 1.683
  Silicate (umol/l): 9.667 - 40.066

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 990 - 3380

Temperature range (°C): 2.606 - 7.849

Nitrate (umol/L): 16.616 - 25.045

Salinity (PPS): 34.893 - 35.453

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.312 - 6.663

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.098 - 1.683

Silicate (umol/l): 9.667 - 40.066
 
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Depth: 831 - 2830m.
From 831 to 2830 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs over a wide bathymetric range, 1,000-2,500 m (Ref. 51331). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates, annelids, isopods and mysids (Ref. 1371).
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (annelids, isopods and mysids)
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coryphaenoides guentheri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371)
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