Gargoyle fish

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Gargoyle fish
Caelorinchus mirus.jpg
Drawing by Alan Riverstone McCulloch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Coelorinchus
Species: C. mirus
Binomial name
Coelorinchus mirus
McCulloch, 1926

The gargoyle fish or small-eye rattail, Coelorinchus mirus, is a species of rattail found around southeast Australia and between New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Coelorinchus mirus" in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8