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Blackfin Grenadier

Coelorinchus caribbaeus (Goode & Bean 1885)

Diagnostic Description

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Head large; eyes large; snout pointed; body tapering to a point posteriorly from behind the first dorsal-fin base; light organ large, a broadly lenticular to oval black naked fossa between and somewhat anterior to the pelvic fin bases; scales covered with fine conical spinules except posteriorly and ventrally on trunk and tail where the spinules are broader; color is swarthy overall with a silvery tinge over the abdomen and gill covers in fresh specimens (Ref. 1371).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 2539
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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Coelorinchus caribbaeus

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Coelorinchus caribbaeus, the blackfin grenadier, is a member of the family Macrouridae. It is a marine benthopelagic rattail. It has a wide range in the western tropical Atlantic. It lives in depths of 200 meters to 700 meters

Description

The blackfin grenadier has two dorsal spines and between 25 and 39 dorsal rays. It has a large head, large eyes, and a pointed snout. The body tapers into a posterior point starting behind the first dorsal fin. The scales of the blackfin grenadier are covered in fine, conical spinules except on the posterior and ventral parts of the trunk and tail. It has a swarthy color overall with a silvery tint over the abdomen and gill covers. They can reach a maximum length of 45 cm but are generally 30 cm in length.[1]

Habitat

The blackfin grenadier lives in deep water marine habitats. Its depth range is 200 to 700 meters, but it is most commonly found in depths of 300 to 400 meters.[2]

Life cycle

Reproduction

Distribution

The blackfin grenadier is distributed throughout the Western Central Atlantic. Its range is from Cape Hatteras, USA to northern Brazil.[3] They are absent in the straits of Florida and uncommon along the Antillean Chain.[1]

Etymology

Coelorinchus comes from the Greek words "koilos" meaning hollow and "rhynhchos" meaning jaw.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Blackfin grenadier". Fish Base. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Macrurus caribbaeus". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
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Coelorinchus caribbaeus: Brief Summary

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Coelorinchus caribbaeus, the blackfin grenadier, is a member of the family Macrouridae. It is a marine benthopelagic rattail. It has a wide range in the western tropical Atlantic. It lives in depths of 200 meters to 700 meters

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