Chiseltooth Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis gilchristi Boulenger 1902

Other Names: Grenadier Cod

Chiseltooth Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis gilchristi. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A pale brown to pink cod found in deep waters off the southern half of Australia.

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Dianne J. Bray, Tripterophycis gilchristi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Feb 2024,

Chiseltooth Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis gilchristi Boulenger 1902

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Off South Stradbroke Island, QLD (27°46'S) Shark Bay, WA (26°15'S), also the Lord Howe Rise north of Middleton Reef (29°14'S, 159°02'E); temperate, discontinuous, Indo-West Pacific, South Atlantic.


Dorsal fin 52-58; Anal fin 103-110. Second and third dorsal fins widely spaced.

Species Citation

Tripterophycis gilchristi Boulenger, 1902, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 7 9(55): 335. Type locality: off Table Mountain, South Africa, 250 fathoms.


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Chiseltooth Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis gilchristi Boulenger 1902


Boulenger, G.A. 1902. Description of new deep-sea gadid fish from South Africa. (Tripterophysis gilchristi n. g. et sp.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 9(55): 335-336 1 fig.

Cohen, D.M. 1990. Families Moridae, Muraenolepididae. pp. 346-384 in Cohen, D.M., Inada, T., Iwamoto, T. & Scialabba, N. FAO Species Catalogue. Gadiform fishes of the world (order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 10 442 pp.

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Families Moridae, Melanonidae, Euclichthyidae, Merlucciidae. pp. 324-340 figs 290-303 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.

Gomon. M.F. 2008. Family Moridae. pp. 302-315 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Field Guide to Trawl Fish from Temperate Waters of Australia. Hobart : CSIRO Division of Marine Research 492 pp.

Paulin, C.D. 1983. A revision of the family Moridae (Pisces : Anacanthini) within the New Zealand region. Records of the National Museum of New Zealand 2(9): 81-126 figs 1-27

Whitley, G.P. 1948. Studies in Ichthyology No. 13. Records of the Australian Museum 22(1): 70-94 figs 1-11

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CAAB Code:37224004

Depth:300–750 m

Depth:33 cm TL

Habitat:Deepsea benthopelagic

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