Coryphaenoides leptolepis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Gadiformes Macrouridae

Scientific Name: Coryphaenoides leptolepis Günther, 1877
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Ghostly Grenadier

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2012-07-11
Assessor(s): Iwamoto, T.
Reviewer(s): Weller, S., Strongin, K., Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.
This deep water species occurs outside the range of fisheries and there are no known threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Coryphaenoides leptolepis is distributed off northwestern Ireland south to Mauritania in the eastern Atlantic and the Azores and Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In the western Atlantic it is known from the continental slope and rise between 41° and 31°N, 65° and 78°W and in the Eastern Pacific, east of Prince Wales Island, Alaska, British Columbia, Canada to south of southern California.
Countries occurrence:
Canada; France (France (mainland)); Ireland; Mauritania; Morocco; Portugal (Azores, Portugal (mainland)); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Spain (Spain (mainland)); United Kingdom; United States; Western Sahara
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Pacific – northeast; Pacific – eastern central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):4000
Upper depth limit (metres):610
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information available on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Coryphaenoides leptolepis is a marine, bathydemersal species that has a depth range of 610 to 4,000 m. Maximum length recorded is 62 cm (TL).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not utilized and there are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species in the Eastern Central Atlantic.

Classifications [top]

11. Marine Deep Benthic -> 11.1. Marine Deep Benthic - Continental Slope/Bathyl Zone (200-4,000m) -> 11.1.2. Soft Substrate
11. Marine Deep Benthic -> 11.2. Marine Deep Benthic - Abyssal Plain (4,000-6,000m)

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Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. Available at: (Accessed: 19 November 2015).

Citation: Iwamoto, T. 2015. Coryphaenoides leptolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T15522140A15603525. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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