Nezumia propinqua   (Gilbert & Cramer,  1897) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: 27 cm TL.

Snout short, blunt, with large terminal and lateral angle scutes; underside of the snout, mandible and most of the suborbital, and part of the lower margin of the preopercle without scales. Pyloric caeca 22 to 32. Body scales with sharp, needle-like spinules arranged in parallel rows. Overall color is brownish, abdominal region violaceous; gill membranes blackish; fins dusky, first dorsal fin blackish distally. Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 160 163; Anal spines: 0.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Aloha grenadier (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Prey:  Feeding exclusively on small eggs.


• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 8) (Long: 74) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 11) (Long: 76) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, NGK; Bineesh, KK; Sebastine, M and Akhilesh, KV (2009) Lanternfishes (Myctophids): by-catch of deepsea shrimp trawlers operated off Kollam, south-west coast of India Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi 202 1-4 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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