Ridge scaled rattail

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Ridge scaled rattail
Macrourus carinatus (Ridge scaled rattail).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Genus: Macrourus
Species: M. carinatus
Binomial name
Macrourus carinatus
(Günther, 1878)

The ridge scaled rattail, Macrourus carinatus, is a rattail of the genus Macrourus, found in the Great Southern Ocean at depths of between 200 and 1,200 m. Its length is between 30 and 65 cm, although Fishbase records lengths up to 1 m.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Macrourus carinatus" in FishBase. April 2006 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