Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gadiformes
(Cods) > Macrouridae
(Grenadiers or rattails)
Etymology: Nezumia: A Japanese word that means "mouse" ; coheni: Named for Daniel M. Cohen..
More on authors: Iwamoto & Merrett.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 710 - 1032 m (Ref. 35908). Deep-water; 17°S - 36°S, 150°E - 178°E
Western Pacific: known only from off New Caledonia, the Kermadecs, and eastern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35908)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2. Pelvic rays usually 11. Underside of head mostly scaled, but a median-ventral naked swath below snout tip; pores of sensory system on head relatively small. Scales densely covered with narrowly to broadly lanceolate spinules in somewhat convergent rows; 7.0-8.5 rows below second dorsal origin; 34-40 lateral line scales over distance equal to predorsal length. First dorsal fin dusky to black. Anterior dermal window of light organ between insertions of pelvic fins. Barbel 1.8-2.0 into orbit diameter, 15-20% of HL; preoral length 23-28%; orb.-preop. 38-44%.
A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.7 - 7.1, mean 6.7 °C (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00209 (0.00104 - 0.00421), b=3.19 (3.02 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .