Macruronus

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Macruronus
Macruronus novaezelandiae.jpg
Blue grenadier (M. novaezelandiae)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Merlucciidae
Subfamily: Merlucciinae
Genus: Macruronus
Günther, 1873
Type species
Coryphaenoides novaezelandiae
Hector, 1871
Synonyms

Cynogadus Howes, 1991

Macruronus is a genus of merluccid hakes. Most are found in southern oceans off Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but M. maderensis (which is in need of taxonomic review) is only known from Madeira. Members of this genus reach 1–1.3 m (3.3–4.3 ft) in length depending on the exact species involved.[1]

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Macruronus in FishBase. June 2012 version.