Brown Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis svetovidovi Sazonov & Shcherbachev 1986

Brown Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis svetovidovi. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A pale tan grenadier cod with a darker brown snout and orbit, a bluish abdomen with a silvery sheen, and dark bluish-brown to black fins.

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Brown Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis svetovidovi Sazonov & Shcherbachev 1986

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East of Broughton Island (32°40'S) to east of Bass Point (34°35'S) NSW, and south to the Cascade Plateau (43°57'S); temperate, southern circumglobal.


Dorsal fin I + 54-63; Anal fin 103-105; Vertebrae 69-71. 

Species Citation

Tripterophycis svetovidovi Sazonov & Shcherbachev, 1986, Russkii Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 65(7): 1099, fig. 1. Type locality: Sala y Gomez Ridge, south-east Pacific, 25°18´S, 93°34´W, 610 m.


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Brown Grenadier Cod, Tripterophycis svetovidovi Sazonov & Shcherbachev 1986


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.

Paulin, C.D. & Roberts, C.D. 1997. Review of the morid cods (Teleostei, Paracanthopterygii, Moridae) of New Caledonia, southwest Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species of Gadella. No. 2. In, Séret, B. (ed.), Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, v. 17. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 174: 17-41.

Sazonov, Yu.I. & Pakhorukov, S.A. 1992. Tripterophycis svetovidovi - a new [record] for the South Atlantic mesobenthopelagic fish from the family Moridae. Journal of Ichthyology 32(1): 131-134.
Sazonov, Y.I. & Shcherbachev, Y.N. 1986. A new species of the genus Tripterophycis (Gadiformes, Moridae) from the Thalassobathyal Zone of the Southern Hemisphere. Russkii Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 65(7): 1099-1103

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CAAB Code:37224029

Depth:777-915 m

Habitat:Deepsea benthopelagic

Max Size:24 cm SL

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