Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" . More on author: Iwamoto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 1320 m (Ref. 35909). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35909)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Pelvic fin rays 11-12; height first dorsal fin about equal to or more than head length; underside of head scaled, but lacking prominent pores of sensory lateralis system; body scales with dense covering of broadly shield-shaped spinules; 5.5-7.5 scale rows below origin of second dorsal fin, 36-42 lateral line scales over distance equal to predorsal length; trunk completely encircled by broad dark band, although sometimes rather faint; first dorsal fin uniformly blackish; anterior dermal window of light organ scarcely developed, usually apparent only as triangular anterior protrusion of naked periproct, situated behind line connecting insertions of pelvic fins; orbit to preopercle distance 38-44% of head length; upper jaw 29-34%; gill rakers on inner side of first arch 9-10. Snout protruding, angular.
A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T. and A. Williams, 1999. Grenadiers (Pisces, Gadiformes) from the continental slope of western and northwestern Australia. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(3):105-243. (Ref. 35909)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.9 - 8.3, mean 5.9 (based on 60 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00095 - 0.00504), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .