Leopard Whiptail, Coelorinchus pardus Iwamoto & Williams 1999


Coelorinchus-pardus

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Bray, D.J. & G. Frankham, Coelorinchus pardus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 Sep 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3618

Leopard Whiptail, Coelorinchus pardus Iwamoto & Williams 1999

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Distribution

Endemic to waters of northern and northwestern Australia; benthopelagic on the continental slope at 107-187 m.

Features

D II, 7-10 (usually 8-9); P ; V 7; GR (inner) 8-9; BR 6; PC 8-11.
Snout long, attenuated, with a slender, sharp terminal scute; anterolateral margins not completely supported by bone; orbit oblong. Gill opening relatively wide, extending forward to level of angle of lower jaws. Jaw teeth small, fine, in a moderately wide band in upper jaw, a narrow band in lower jaw, no teeth enlarged; chin barbel short. Underside of head naked, nasal fossa naked. First dorsal fin relaatively short, pectoral and pelvic fins of about equal length, outer pelvic ray barely reaching anal-fin origin. Body scales thin, spinules short, fine, in close parallel rows. Light organ extending from behind isthmus to front of anus with ventral streak expanded at both ends.

Size

Reaches a total length of 30 cm.

Colour

Body with conspicuous markings consisting of blotches and spots; an occasional ring on dorsum, becoming a narrow dorsal stripe to end of tail; abdomen between periproct and pelvic-fin bases lacking melanophores; first dorsal fin with black membrane between second spinous ray and first segmented; anterior end of anal fin blackish distally.

Feeding

Unknown.

Biology

Unknown.

Fisheries

Of no commercial importance.

Conservation

Not assessed.

Species Citation

Coelorinchus pardus Iwamoto & Williams 1999, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(3): 159, fig. 19a, Arafura Sea, NT, 9°39.3'S, 133°04.4'E.

Author

Bray, D.J. & G. Frankham

Leopard Whiptail, Coelorinchus pardus Iwamoto & Williams 1999

References


Bray, D.J., D.F. Hoese, J.R. Paxton & J.E. Gates. 2006. Macrouridae (pp. 581-607). In Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, G.R. Allen, J.R. Paxton, P.L. Beesley & A. Wells (Eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. Fishes. CSIRO Publishing & the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), 3 vols., 2248 pp.

Iwamoto, T. & Williams, A. 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(3): 105-243, figs. 1-58.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37232113

Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:105-350 m

Feeding:Carnivore

Habitat:Benthopelagic

Max Size:300

Native:Endemic

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