Genus Spicomacrurus

A genus of grenadiers with a net-like pattern of black epithelium covering the gular region; an elongate posterior dermal window of the light organ; a membranous flange on the distal portion of the outer pelvic-fin ray; and a protruding snout formed by three broad horizontally flattened processes of the nasal bones. 
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Spicomacrurus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,


Iwamoto, T., K.-T. Shao & H.-C. Ho. 2011. Elevation of Spicomacrurus (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) to generic status, with descriptions of two new species from the southwestern Pacific. Bulletin of Marine Science 87(3): 513-530.

Schwarzhans, W. 2014. Head and otolith morphology of the genera Hymenocephalus, Hymenogadus and Spicomacrurus (Macrouridae), with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3888(1): 001–073.