Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gadiformes  
 Family Macrouridae  
 Genus Coelorinchus  
  Coelorinchus multispinulosus  Katayama, 1942 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caelorinchus multispinulosusCoelorhynchus multispinulosusCoelorhynchus vermicularis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);邱美倫(2002)碩士論文;Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Snout long, 42 to 45% of head length, tipped with an acutely pointed scute, its anterolateral margin incompletely supported by bone; orbits moderate-sized; their diameter 22 to 27% of head length; upper jaw 27 to 31% of head length; small teeth in bands in both jaws, those in lower jaw may be in only 2 or 3 irregular series; inner gill rakers on first arch 1 to 2 +6 to 8; head ridges not excessively spiny or coarsely developed; broad naked areas above snout; underside of head naked except for characteristic cresecent-shaped patch below anterolateral margin of snout. First dorsal fin with 2 spines and 8 to 10 rays, second spinous ray less than postrostral length of head; pectoral fin rays i13 to i17. Blackish streak of light organ long, extending from anus to near isthmus. Scales thin, relatively adherent, body scales with small, slender, weak spinules (15 to 73) in quincunx order; scales below midbase of first dorsal fin 3.5 to 4.5. Pyloric caeca 11 to 20. 
Habitat: Benthopelagic fishes in the deep sea. A rare species of macrourids from the upper continental slope off northwestern Taiwan at depths between 400m and 800m. Food of these fishes consists of a wide range of fish and both benthic and pelagic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Southern Japan to China Sea and northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E; Nanfanao, 24°32, 20' N 122°30, 20'E; Tungkang, 22∘12,93'N120∘30,59'E.  
Name Code: 381058
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