Coryphaenoides leptolepis

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Coryphaenoides leptolepis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Coryphaenoides
Species: C. leptolepis
Binomial name
Coryphaenoides leptolepis
Günther, 1877
  • Chalinura leptolepis (Günther, 1877)
  • Chalinura simula Goode & Bean, 1883
  • Coryphaenoides simulus (Goode & Bean, 1883)
  • Macrurus simulus (Goode & Bean, 1883)
  • Chalinura serrula Bean, 1890
  • Coryphaenoides serrula (Bean, 1890)

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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