Graham's Whiptail, Coryphaenoides grahami Iwamoto & Shcherbachev 1991


Graham's Whiptail, Coryphaenoides grahami. Source: NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

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Graham's Whiptail, Coryphaenoides grahami Iwamoto & Shcherbachev 1991

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Distribution

Widespread in Southern Hemisphere, from eastern Atlantic off South Africa, across southern Indian Ocean to Southwest Pacific, northwest of New Zealand; bathypelagic on the continental slope at depths of 1030 - 1280 m.

Features

1D II, 8-9, P i19-i23, V 12, GR-I (total, outer/inner series) 8-10/11-14, PC about 10
Body deep behind anal fin origin, gradually tapering into long, laterally compressed tail, head short, broad, lacking stout ridges of large, modified scales and large tubercular scale at snout tip, underside (except gill membranes) entirely scaled; snout broad, bluntly rounded, lacking terminal or lateral scutes, scarcely extending beyond upper jaw, preopercle with 4 distinctive spine-like struts; mouth large, subterminal, upper jaw reaching to below hind margin, teeth small, weak, somewhat deciduous, in single row in lower jaw; outer gill slit wide, outer series of rakers on first arch developed; chin barbel short, slender; first dorsal fin with serrated spinous ray, outer pelvic fin ray filamentous, extending beyond anal-fin origin; body scales large, deciduous with about 8-10 parallel rows of small spinules; anus immediately before anal fin origin, light organ absent.

Size

to 40 cm TL

Colour

Ivory white with silvery sheen, blackish over ventral surfaces, lips, mouth, gill membranes, gill chamber, and most fins.

Conservation

none

Species Citation

Coryphaenoides grahami

Iwamoto, T. & Shcherbachev, Y.N. 1991. Macrourid fishes of the subgenus

Chalinura, genus Coryphaenoides, from the Indian Ocean. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 47(7): 207-233 [210, fig. 3].

Type locality: Indian Ocean, 30°58'S, 93°42'E

Graham's Whiptail, Coryphaenoides grahami Iwamoto & Shcherbachev 1991

References


Iwamoto, T. & Graham, K.J. 2001. Grenadiers (Families Bathygadidae and Macrouridae, Gadiformes, Pisces) of New South Wales, Australia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 52(21): 407-509, figs. 1-114

Iwamoto, T. & Shchervbachev, Y.N. 1991. Macrourid fishes of the subgenus Chalinura, genus Coryphaenoides, from the Indian Ocean. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 47(7): 207-233.

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2007. FishBase
World Wide Web electronic publication
www.fishbase.org, version (05/2007).

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37232050

Biology:No light organ

Depth:1095-1785 m

Feeding:Carnivore

Habitat:Benthopelagic

Max Size:400

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