Thorntooth grenadier

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Thorntooth grenadier
Lepidorhynchus denticulatus (Thorntooth grenadier).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Genus: Lepidorhynchus
J. Richardson, 1846
Species: L. denticulatus
Binomial name
Lepidorhynchus denticulatus
J. Richardson, 1846

The thorntooth grenadier or javelin fish, Lepidorhynchus denticulatus, is a rattail, the only member of the genus Lepidorhynchus, found around southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths of between 200 and 1,000 m. Its length is between 20 to 55 cm.

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