Snubnose Whiptail, Kuronezumia leonis (Barnard 1925)


Kuronezumia-leonis

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Summary:
A large pale greyish-brown grenadier with greyish fins, a protruding snout tipped with a small scute, a serrated first dorsal-fin spine, and the underside of the head scaled.

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Bray, D.J., Kuronezumia leonis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jul 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4362

Snubnose Whiptail, Kuronezumia leonis (Barnard 1925)

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Distribution

Knownn from off northern New South Wales to southwest of Albany, Western Australia. Elsewhere, the species has a southern circumglobal distribution (excluding central and east Pacific).

Similar Species

The Bulbous Whiptail, Kuronezumia bubonis, differs in having a rounded non-protruding snout that lacks an obvious scute at the tip, and blackish first dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins.

Species Citation

Lionurus leonis Barnard 1925, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9 15(88): 503. Type locality: off Cape Point, South Africa, 90-345 fathoms; SAM 12637, off Cape Point, South Africa, 90-345 fathoms.

Author

Bray, D.J.

Snubnose Whiptail, Kuronezumia leonis (Barnard 1925)

References


Barnard, K.S. 1925. Descriptions of new species of marine fishes from S. Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 15(88): 498-504.

Iwamoto, T. & Graham, K.J. 2001. Grenadiers (Families Bathygadidae and Macrouridae, Gadiformes, Pisces) of New South Wales, Australia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 52(21): 407-509 figs 1-114.

Iwamoto, T. & McMillan, P.J. 2008. Family Macrouridae. pp. 320-347 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Iwamoto, T. & Williams, A. 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 51(3): 105-243 figs 1-58 

McMillan, P. 1994. Family Macrouridae. pp. 340-364 figs 304-325 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Shcherbachev, Y. N., Sazonov, Y. N. & Iwamoto, T. 1992. Synopsis of the grenadier genus Kuronezumia (Pisces: Gadiformes: Macrouridae), with description of a new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 48(3): 97-108.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37232062

Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:700-1200 m

Habitat:Bathydemersal

Max Size:52 cm TL

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