Squashed face rattail

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Squashed face rattail
Nezumia namatahi (Squashed face rattail).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Macrouridae
Subfamily: Macrourinae
Genus: Nezumia
Species: N. namatahi
Binomial name
Nezumia namatahi
McCann & McKnight, 1980

The squashed face rattail, Nezumia namatahi, is a rattail of the genus Nezumia, found around New South Wales, Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of between 1,250 and 1,300 m. Its length is about 35 cm.

In the month-long NORFANZ Expedition of 2003 which was examining the biodiversity of the seamounts and slopes of the Norfolk Ridge, 17 specimens averaging 110 g (0.25 lb), were collected from 10 locations.[1]


  1. ^ NORFANZ Voyage Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Nezumia namatahi" 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