Scientific Name
Coelorinchus parallelus
Coelorinchus parallelus平棘腔吻鱈
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author (Günther, 1877) Depth 650 - 990M
Chinese 平棘腔吻鱈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠尾鱈科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F215 Macrouridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 平棘腔吻鱈 
Max Length 48 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱈魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Off Inoshima [Innoshima, now Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, western Pacific], Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms 
Synonyms Caelorichus parallelus, Caelorinchus parallelus, Coelorhynchus parallelus, Macrurus parallelus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1877 Okamura, O. 1970 Okamura, O. 1970 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063799. ASIZP0065542. ASIZP0065570. ASIZP0065630. ASIZP0066108. ASIZP0070271. ASIZP0070690. ASIZP0801492. ASIZP0901422. ASIZP0911492. NMMSTP00884.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Spiny grenadier; Spiny rattail 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Snout long, 42 to 48% of head length, its anterolateral margin slightly convex and incompletely supported by bone; orbit moderate in size, 23 to 27% of head length, upper jaw short, 22 to 26% of head length; suborbital width 50 to 63% of orbit diameter; orbit 1.7 to 1.8 times into snout; teeth in bands in both jaws; inner gill rakers on first arch 0 +7; head ridges strong, spiny, supraoccipital and post-temporal ridges developed; scales on top of head and on occipical crest with a single spinous ridge; dorsal surface of snout completely scaled; underside of head, including mandibular rami, covered with scales having a single spinous ridge. First dorsal fin with 2 spines and 8 or 9 rays, no elongated rays, height about equal to postrostral length of head; pectoral fin rays i17 to i18. Light organ barely visible as a balck crescent before anus. Body scales large, adherent; stout spinules on broad triopod bases in 1 to 6 parallel, ridge-like rows, middle row much enlarged; scales below midbase of first dorsal fin 4.5 to 5.5. Pyloric caeca about 9.
habitats Benthopelagic fishes in the deep sea. A rare species of macrourids from the upper continental slope off northwestern Taiwan at depths between 400m and 800m. Food of these fishes consists of a wide range of fish and both benthic and pelagic invertebrates. 
Distribution Southern Japan, East China Sea, and the Philippines, but may extend into indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand. Northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E.