Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gadiformes  
 Family Macrouridae  
 Genus Coelorinchus  
  Coelorinchus parallelus  (Günther, 1877) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caelorichus parallelusCaelorinchus parallelusCoelorhynchus parallelusMacrurus parallelus  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 48% of head length, its anterolateral margin slightly convex and incompletely supported by bone; orbit moderate in size, 23 to 27% of head length, upper jaw short, 22 to 26% of head length; suborbital width 50 to 63% of orbit diameter; orbit 1.7 to 1.8 times into snout; teeth in bands in both jaws; inner gill rakers on first arch 0 +7; head ridges strong, spiny, supraoccipital and post-temporal ridges developed; scales on top of head and on occipical crest with a single spinous ridge; dorsal surface of snout completely scaled; underside of head, including mandibular rami, covered with scales having a single spinous ridge. First dorsal fin with 2 spines and 8 or 9 rays, no elongated rays, height about equal to postrostral length of head; pectoral fin rays i17 to i18. Light organ barely visible as a balck crescent before anus. Body scales large, adherent; stout spinules on broad triopod bases in 1 to 6 parallel, ridge-like rows, middle row much enlarged; scales below midbase of first dorsal fin 4.5 to 5.5. Pyloric caeca about 9. 
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, East China Sea, and the Philippines, but may extend into indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand. Northeastern Taiwan, Tashi ; 24 54'63"N, 122 03'49"E.  
Name Code: 381059
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