Coelorinchus fasciatus   (Gunther,  1878) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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The head is relatively large; the eyes also large. Body tapers abruptly behind the first dorsal fin. 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.

Synonym (s)
Caelorinchus fasciatus (Gunther, 1878)
Coelorhynchus fasciatus (Gunther, 1878)
Coelorhynchus patagoniae Gilbert & Thompson, 1916
Garichthys fasciatus (Gunther, 1878)
Macrurus fasciatus Gunther, 1878

Common Name (s)
• Grenadier
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  copepods, polychaetes, benthic mollusks, arthropods, decapods and amphipods, echinoderms and fishes (myctophids and Maurolicus).


• Andaman Sea (Lat: 7) (Long: 86) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 3734-3815 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 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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