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Author: Vaillant, 1888

Coryphaenoides zaniophorus Vaillant, 1888

Diagnosis: head quite compressed, 17.5-19.6% of body length, interorbital less than one-fifth head length; snout pointed and short (less than eye diameter), sub-orbital ridge distinct, scales present above and below snout; chin barbel strong and fleshy, conical; mouth close under end of snout. First dorsal fin with 11-12 finrays, the second finray serrated, its origin slightly behind pectoral fin base; second dorsal fin beginning just behind first, with very short finrays; pectoral fin with 18-20 finrays; pelvic fin with 8 (rarely 9-10) finrays, inserted below dorsal fin origin. Scales with long spinules in oblique series. Anus immediately before anal fin origin. Pyloric caeca 9-11, short and simple. Colour: brownish. Size: to 43 cm TL.

Habitat: benthopelagic at 830-2,165 m. Food: gammarids, copepods, polychaete worms, molluscs. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Madeira and off Morocco northward to off western Ireland. Elsewhere, southward to the Canaries and Mauritania.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Slimhead grenadier (Coryphaenoides zaniophorus)