Coelorinchus fasciatus (Günther, 1878)
Banded whiptail
photo by INIDEP

Family:  Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 73 - 1086 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: southern Africa, southern tip of South America, , southern Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 113-122; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 90. The head is relatively large; the eyes also large. Body tapers abruptly behind the first dorsal fin. Color is swarthy overall, pale ventrally. Back with 8 - 10 broad saddles or bars extending slightly below the lateral line. The fins are dusky except for the whitish outermost pelvic ray. The mouth and gill cavities gray to black.
Biology:  Feeds mainly on copepods, polychaetes, benthic mollusks, arthropods, decapods and amphipods, echinoderms and fishes (myctophids and Maurolicus).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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