Mahia whiptail

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Mahia whiptail
Caelorinchus matamua (Mahia whiptail).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Genus: Coelorinchus
Species: C. matamua
Binomial name
Coelorinchus matamua
(McCann & McKnight, 1980)

The Mahia whiptail, large-headed whiptail, or Mahia rattail, Coelorinchus matamua, is a species of rattail found circumpolar in the southern oceans, at depths of between 450 and 1,000 m. Its length is between 45 and 65 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Coelorinchus matamua" 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