Rough-head whiptail

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Rough-head whiptail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Coelorinchus
Species: C. aspercephalus
Binomial name
Coelorinchus aspercephalus
Waite, 1911

The rough-head whiptail or oblique banded rattail, Coelorinchus aspercephalus, is a species of rattail found around New Zealand including islands to New Zealand's south, at depths of between 30 and 300 m. Its length is between 15 and 35 cm.


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