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Family: Macrouridae Grenadiers or rattails



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Albatrossia pectoralis Giant grenadier North Pacific 210 TL 1892
Asthenomacrurus fragilis Fragile grenadier Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1899
Asthenomacrurus victoris Victory whiptail Indo-West Pacific 24.9 TL 1982
Bathygadus antrodes Northwest Pacific 63.5 TL 1904
Bathygadus bowersi Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Bathygadus cottoides Codheaded rattail Southern Atlantic, Indian 24 TL 1878
Bathygadus dubiosus Western Central Pacific. 1913
Bathygadus entomelas Western Central Pacific. 17.8 TL 1920
Bathygadus favosus Atlantic Ocean 46.5 TL 1886
Bathygadus furvescens Blackfin rat tail Indian Ocean 36 TL 1894
Bathygadus garretti Northwest Pacific 51 TL 1916
Bathygadus macrops Bullseye grenadier Atlantic Ocean 50 TL 1885
Bathygadus melanobranchus Vaillant's grenadier Atlantic Ocean 50 TL 1888
Bathygadus nipponicus Northwest Pacific 56.5 TL 1904
Bathygadus spongiceps Spongy rat tail Western Pacific 27 TL 1920
Bathygadus sulcatus Western Pacific 1912
Cetonurichthys subinflatus Smallpore whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1982
Cetonurus crassiceps Globosehead rattail Pacific and Atlantic, inc 44 TL 1878
Cetonurus globiceps Globehead grenadier Atlantic and Pacific 50 TL 1884
Coelorinchus acanthiger Surgeon grenadier Southeast Atlantic 50 TL 1925
Coelorinchus acantholepis Western Central Pacific. 16 TL 1920
Coelorinchus aconcagua Aconcagua grenadier Southeast Pacific and Sou 39 TL 1978
Coelorinchus acutirostris Spearnose whiptail Western Central Pacific 22.3 TL 1912
Coelorinchus amirantensis Western Indian Ocean 52.5 TL 2006
Coelorinchus amydrozosterus Faintbanded whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1999
Coelorinchus anatirostris Duckbill grenadier Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1904
Coelorinchus anisacanthus Northwest Pacific 30 TL 1994
Coelorinchus aratrum Eastern Central Pacific 35.5 TL 1905
Coelorinchus argentatus Silver whiptail Indo-West Pacific 37 TL 1912
Coelorinchus argus Eyespot grenadier Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1913
Coelorinchus aspercephalus Rough-head whiptail Southwest Pacific 34 TL 1911
Coelorinchus asteroides Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1963
Coelorinchus australis Southern whiptail Indo-Pacific 55 TL 1839
Coelorinchus biclinozonalis Two-barred whiptail Southwest Pacific 60 TL 1982
Coelorinchus bollonsi Bollons' rattail Southwest Pacific 1980
Coelorinchus braueri Shovelnose grenadier Southeast Atlantic and So 40 TL 1925
Coelorinchus brevirostris Northwest Pacific 21.6 TL 1984
Coelorinchus caelorhincus Hollowsnout grenadier Northeast Atlantic and Me 48 TL 1810
Coelorinchus campbellicus Southwest Pacific 1980
Coelorinchus canus Clearsnout grenadier Eastern Pacific 27.5 TL 1899
Coelorinchus caribbaeus Blackfin grenadier Western Central Atlantic 45 TL 1885
Coelorinchus carinifer Western Pacific 28.7 TL 1920
Coelorinchus caudani Northeast Atlantic 36 TL 1896
Coelorinchus celaenostomus Black lip rattail Southwest Pacific 82.8 TL 1993
Coelorinchus charius Graceful whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 37 TL 1999
Coelorinchus chilensis Chilean grenadier Southwest Atlantic 48 TL 1916
Coelorinchus cingulatus Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus commutabilis Western Central Pacific 1912
Coelorinchus cookianus Cook's rattail Southwest Pacific 1980
Coelorinchus cylindricus Southwest Pacific 19 TL 1997
Coelorinchus denticulatus Filesnout grenadier Western Indian Ocean 28 TL 1921
Coelorinchus divergens Northwest Pacific 1984
Coelorinchus dorsalis Western Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus doryssus Eastern Central Pacific 32.7 TL 1905
Coelorinchus fasciatus Banded whiptail Southern Atlantic, Indian 50 TL 1878
Coelorinchus flabellispinnis Indian Ocean 47.5 TL 1894
Coelorinchus formosanus Formosa grenadier Northwest Pacific 25 TL 1963
Coelorinchus fuscigulus Philippine Sea, China Sea 32.2 TL 2009
Coelorinchus gaesorhynchus Javelin whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1999
Coelorinchus geronimo Eastern Atlantic 26.5 TL 1973
Coelorinchus gilberti Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1925
Coelorinchus gladius Eastern Central Pacific 1897
Coelorinchus goobala Goobala whiptail Western Pacific. 35 TL 1999
Coelorinchus gormani Southern Indian and Pacif 30 TL 2008
Coelorinchus hexafasciatus Six-band grenadier Northwest Pacific 62 TL 1982
Coelorinchus hige Northwest Pacific 1943
Coelorinchus hoangi Indian Ocean 35 TL 2008
Coelorinchus horribilis Horrible rattail Southwest Pacific 35 TL 1993
Coelorinchus hubbsi Northwest Pacific 23 TL 1936
Coelorinchus immaculatus Southeast Pacific 32 TL 1992
Coelorinchus infuscus Dusky rattail Southwest Pacific 30.5 TL 1993
Coelorinchus innotabilis Notable whiptail Southwest Pacific 32 TL 1907
Coelorinchus japonicus Japanese grenadier Northwest Pacific 75 TL 1846
Coelorinchus jordani Northwest Pacific 26 TL 1906
Coelorinchus kaiyomaru Campbell whiptail Southern circumglobal 43 TL 1979
Coelorinchus kamoharai Kamohara grenadier Northwest Pacific 28 TL 1943
Coelorinchus karrerae Karrer's whiptail Southeast Atlantic 35 TL 1984
Coelorinchus kermadecus Kermadec rattail Southwest Pacific 62 TL 1904
Coelorinchus kishinouyei Mugura grenadier Western Pacific 36 TL 1900
Coelorinchus labiatus Spearsnouted grenadier Eastern Atlantic. 50 TL 1896
Coelorinchus lasti Roughsnout whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean 62 TL 1999
Coelorinchus leptorhinus Northwest Pacific 85 TL 2004
Coelorinchus longicephalus Longhead grenadier Northwest Pacific 89 TL 1982
Coelorinchus longissimus Northwest Pacific 36 SL 1943
Coelorinchus macrochir Longarm grenadier Northwest Pacific 68 TL 1877
Coelorinchus macrolepis Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus macrorhynchus Bigsnout whiptail Western Central Pacific 1912
Coelorinchus maculatus Blotch whiptail Indo-West Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus marinii Marini's grenadier Southwest Atlantic 38 TL 1934
Coelorinchus matamua Mahia whiptail Southeast Atlantic 65 TL 1980
Coelorinchus matsubarai Northwest Pacific 33 TL 1982
Coelorinchus maurofasciatus Dark banded rattail Southwest Pacific 39.9 TL 1993
Coelorinchus mayiae False silver whiptail Western Pacific 28 TL 1999
Coelorinchus mediterraneus Mediterranean Sea 24.5 TL 2002
Coelorinchus melanobranchus Western Central Pacific 21 TL 1997
Coelorinchus melanosagmatus Indian Ocean 23 TL 1999
Coelorinchus mirus Gargoyle fish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1926
Coelorinchus multifasciatus Southeast Pacific 14 TL 1992
Coelorinchus multispinulosus Spearnose grenadier Western Pacific 38 TL 1942
Coelorinchus mycterismus Upturned snout rattail Southwest Pacific 49 TL 1993
Coelorinchus mystax Patterned rattail Southwest Pacific 55 TL 1993
Coelorinchus nazcaensis Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1992
Coelorinchus notatus Western Central Pacific 1912
Coelorinchus obscuratus Western Pacific, known on 45 TL 2009
Coelorinchus occa Swordsnout grenadier Atlantic 50 TL 1885
Coelorinchus oliverianus Hawknose grenadier Southwest Pacific 35 TL 1927
Coelorinchus osipullus Western Pacific 71 TL 2009
Coelorinchus parallelus Spiny grenadier Indo-West Pacific 48 TL 1877
Coelorinchus pardus Leopard whiptail Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1999
Coelorinchus parvifasciatus Small banded rattail Southwest Pacific 28.5 TL 1993
Coelorinchus platorhynchus Western Central Pacific 1912
Coelorinchus polli Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1973
Coelorinchus productus Unicorn grenadier Western Pacific 31 TL 1916
Coelorinchus pseudoparallelus Southern Atlantic 1983
Coelorinchus quadricristatus Indian Ocean 1891
Coelorinchus quincunciatus Western Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus radcliffei Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus scaphopsis Shoulderspot grenadier Eastern Pacific 34 TL 1890
Coelorinchus semaphoreus Semaphore whiptail Western Central Pacific 34 TL 1997
Coelorinchus sereti Short-tooth whiptail Western Central Pacific 45 TL 1997
Coelorinchus sexradiatus Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus shcherbachevi False duckbill whiptail Western Central Pacific 1997
Coelorinchus sheni Northwest Pacific 93.7 TL 2004
Coelorinchus simorhynchus Southeast Atlantic 40.5 TL 1994
Coelorinchus smithi False graceful whiptail Western Pacific. 43.2 TL 1920
Coelorinchus sparsilepis Northwest Pacific 1984
Coelorinchus spathulatus Spatulate rattail Southwest Pacific 27.5 TL 1993
Coelorinchus spilonotus Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1992
Coelorinchus spinifer Western Central Pacific. 1920
Coelorinchus supernasutus Supanose rattail Southwest Pacific 63.5 TL 1993
Coelorinchus thompsoni Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus thurla Thurla whiptail Eastern Indian Ocean and 21 TL 1999
Coelorinchus tokiensis Northwest Pacific 56 TL 1887
Coelorinchus trachycarus Eastern Indian Ocean 50.8 TL 1999
Coelorinchus triocellatus Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus trunovi Western Indian Ocean 44 TL 1994
Coelorinchus velifer Western Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus ventrilux Firebelly grenadier Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1973
Coelorinchus vityazae South Atlantic 32 TL 2004
Coelorinchus weberi Western Central Pacific 1920
Coelorinchus yurii Western Central Indian O 54.1 TL 2006
Coryphaenoides acrolepis Pacific grenadier North Pacific 104 TL 1884
Coryphaenoides affinis Southwest Atlantic 1878
Coryphaenoides alateralis Western Central Atlantic 26.5 TL 1973
Coryphaenoides altipennis Northwest Pacific 47 TL 1877
Coryphaenoides anguliceps Loosescale grenadier Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides ariommus Humboldt grenadier Southeast Pacific 46 TL 1916
Coryphaenoides armatus Abyssal grenadier Worldwide 102 TL 1875
Coryphaenoides asper Northwest Pacific 32 TL 1877
Coryphaenoides asprellus Indian Ocean 51.5 TL 1912
Coryphaenoides boops Shortsnout grenadier Eastern Pacific 42.5 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides brevibarbis Northeast Atlantic 35 TL 1896
Coryphaenoides bucephalus Narrowsnout grenadier Eastern Pacific 59 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides bulbiceps Large-eye grenadier Eastern Pacific 81 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides camurus Western Central Pacific 1912
Coryphaenoides capito Bighead grenadier Eastern Pacific 32.4 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides carapinus Carapine grenadier Atlantic Ocean 45 TL 1883
Coryphaenoides carminifer Carmine grenadier Eastern Pacific 36 TL 1899
Coryphaenoides castaneus Eastern Indian Ocean 74 TL 1995
Coryphaenoides cinereus Popeye grenadier North Pacific 66 TL 1896
Coryphaenoides delsolari Trident grenadier Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1977
Coryphaenoides dossenus Humpback whiptail Southwest Pacific 1999
Coryphaenoides dubius Western Pacific 1912
Coryphaenoides fernandezianus Fernandez whiptail Southeast Pacific 1887
Coryphaenoides ferrieri Southern Ocean 60 TL 1913
Coryphaenoides filamentosus Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1970
Coryphaenoides filicauda Grenadier Southern Ocean 40 TL 1878
Coryphaenoides filifer Filamented rattail North Pacific 55 TL 1896
Coryphaenoides grahami Graham's whiptail Southeast Atlantic 40 TL 1991
Coryphaenoides guentheri Günther's grenadier Atlantic Ocean 50 TL 1888
Coryphaenoides gypsochilus Southeast Pacific 43.7 TL 2001
Coryphaenoides hextii Western Indian Ocean 13.3 TL 1890
Coryphaenoides hoskynii Indian Ocean 41 TL 1890
Coryphaenoides lecointei Southern Ocean 60 TL 1900
Coryphaenoides leptolepis Ghostly grenadier Atlantic Ocean 62 TL 1877
Coryphaenoides liocephalus Bearded rattail North Pacific 43 TL 1887
Coryphaenoides longicirrhus Eastern Central Pacific 80 TL 1905
Coryphaenoides longifilis Longfin grenadier North Pacific 110 TL 1877
Coryphaenoides macrolophus Indian Ocean. 11 TL 1889
Coryphaenoides marginatus Amami grenadier Northwest Pacific 62 TL 1887
Coryphaenoides marshalli Eastern Central Atlantic 50 TL 1970
Coryphaenoides mcmillani McMillan's whiptail Southeast Atlantic 34 TL 1991
Coryphaenoides mediterraneus Mediterranean grenadier Northeast Atlantic 73 TL 1893
Coryphaenoides mexicanus Mexican grenadier Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1946
Coryphaenoides microps Western Pacific 41.3 TL 1912
Coryphaenoides microstomus Southwest Pacific 1999
Coryphaenoides murrayi Abyssal rattail Indo-Pacific 37 TL 1878
Coryphaenoides myersi Myers' grenadier Southeast Pacific 30 TL 1988
Coryphaenoides nasutus Largenose grenadier Northwest Pacific 47 TL 1877
Coryphaenoides oreinos Eastern Central Pacific 65 TL 1988
Coryphaenoides orthogrammus Western Central Pacific. 1912
Coryphaenoides paramarshalli Northeast Atlantic. 46 TL 1983
Coryphaenoides profundicolus Deepwater grenadier Eastern Atlantic 1957
Coryphaenoides rudis Rudis rattail Pacific Ocean 111 TL 1878
Coryphaenoides rupestris Roundnose grenadier North Atlantic 110 TL 1765
Coryphaenoides semiscaber Western Central Pacific 25.1 TL 1920
Coryphaenoides serrulatus Serrulate whiptail Southwest Pacific 45 TL 1878
Coryphaenoides sibogae Western Central Pacific 1929
Coryphaenoides soyoae Black grenadier Northwest Pacific, Japan 57.8 TL 2016
Coryphaenoides spinulosus North Pacific 1912
Coryphaenoides striaturus Striate whiptail Southeast Atlantic and In 54 TL 1925
Coryphaenoides subserrulatus Longrayed whiptail Indo-Pacific 37 TL 1976
Coryphaenoides thelestomus Roughlip grenadier Eastern Central Atlantic 65 TL 1951
Coryphaenoides tydemani Western Pacific 27 TL 1913
Coryphaenoides woodmasoni Indian Ocean 53 TL 1890
Coryphaenoides yaquinae Pacific Ocean. 63 TL 1974
Coryphaenoides zaniophorus Thickbeard grenadier Central Atlantic 40 TL 1888
Cynomacrurus piriei Dogtooth grenadier Southern Ocean 50 TL 1909
Echinomacrurus mollis North Atlantic 46.5 TL 1916
Echinomacrurus occidentalis Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1979
Gadomus aoteanus Filamentous rattail Southwest Pacific 1980
Gadomus arcuatus Doublethread grenadier Central Atlantic 58 TL 1886
Gadomus capensis Southeast Atlantic and So 46 TL 1924
Gadomus colletti Northwest Pacific 38.2 TL 1904
Gadomus denticulatus Western Central Pacific 18.5 TL 1920
Gadomus dispar Atlantic Ocean 1888
Gadomus filamentosus Western Central Pacific. 1912
Gadomus introniger Blackmouth rat tail Western Central Pacific 1920
Gadomus longifilis Treadfin grenadier Atlantic Ocean 30 TL 1885
Gadomus magnifilis Western Central Pacific 1920
Gadomus melanopterus Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Gadomus multifilis Indo-Pacific. 35.7 TL 1887
Gadomus pepperi Blacktongue rat tail Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1999
Haplomacrourus nudirostris Naked snout rattail Southern Atlantic, Indian 57.5 TL 1980
Hymenocephalus aeger Plaintail whiptail Western Pacific 12.7 TL 1920
Hymenocephalus antraeus Eastern Central Pacific 1897
Hymenocephalus aterrimus Blackest whiptail Widespread but patchy and 20 TL 1905
Hymenocephalus barbatulus Western Central Pacific 1920
Hymenocephalus billsam Western Central Atlantic 39.5 TL 1973
Hymenocephalus fuscus Black membranehead Southwest Pacific 14.8 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus grimaldii Western Central Pacific. 1913
Hymenocephalus hachijoensis Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1970
Hymenocephalus heterolepis Eastern Indian Ocean 1889
Hymenocephalus italicus Glasshead grenadier Widespread 25 TL 1884
Hymenocephalus iwamotoi Eastern Indian Ocean 10.3 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus lethonemus Western Pacific 14 TL 1904
Hymenocephalus longibarbis Longbarb whiptail Indo-West Pacific 25.5 TL 1887
Hymenocephalus longiceps Indo-West Pacific. 1912
Hymenocephalus longipes Western Central Pacific 15.5 TL 1912
Hymenocephalus maculicaudus Spottytail membranehead Southwest Pacific 16.3 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus megalops Bigeye whiptail Western Central Pacific 17 TL 1997
Hymenocephalus nascens Nascent membranehead Western Central Pacific 18.2 TL 1920
Hymenocephalus neglectissimus Southeast Pacific 13 TL 1992
Hymenocephalus nesaeae Western Central Pacific 14.3 TL 2000
Hymenocephalus papyraceus Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1904
Hymenocephalus punt Western Indian Ocean 16.8 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus sazonovi Eastern Pacific 13.1 TL 2014
Hymenocephalus semipellucidus Southeast Pacific 16.5 TL 1992
Hymenocephalus striatissimus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1904
Hymenocephalus striatulus Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1905



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