Coryphaenoides leptolepis

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Coryphaenoides leptolepis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Genus: Coryphaenoides
Species: C. leptolepis
Binomial name
Coryphaenoides leptolepis
Günther, 1877

Coryphaenoides leptolepis, the ghostly grenadier, is a species of rattail found in the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at depths of 610 to 4,000 metres (2,000 to 13,120 ft). This species grows to a length of 62 centimetres (24 in) TL.


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  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Coryphaenoides leptolepis" in FishBase. June 2012 version.