Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails) > Macrourinae
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" ; aspidentata: From the Latin asper, rough and dentatus, toothed, in reference to the prominent cardiform band of teeth in the jaws. More on authors: Iwamoto & Merrett.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 720 m (Ref. 35908). Deep-water
Western Central Pacific: known from a single specimen taken off the Chesterfield and Bellona Plateau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35908)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Height first dorsal greater than head length. Underside of snout, suborbital and all of mandibular rami naked; prominent open pores on lower jaws and ventral margin of suborbital region. Spinules on body scales needlelike, in subparallel to convergent rows; about 38 lateral line scales over distance equal to predorsal length. Snout conical, bluntly pointed, about 34% of HL. Mouth small, upper jaw 26% of HL. Teeth in notably broad, short, cardiform bands in both jaws. No dark band encircling trunk; first dorsal fin dusky overall. Anterior dermal window of light organ between pelvic bases, in advance of insertions. Barbel small, more than 3 into orbit, about 6% of HL; preoral length 28%; postorbital length 38%; orb.-preop. 30%.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwamoto, T. and N.R. Merrett, 1997. Pisces Gadiformes: Taxonomy of grenadiers of the New Caledonian region, southwest Pacific. Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (176):473-570. (Ref. 35908)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00224 (0.00097 - 0.00516), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), 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. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .