Albatrossia pectoralis

Alternate names: Coryphaenoides pectoralis, giant grenadier

Author: (Gilbert, 1892)


Size: to 220 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 140 - 2189 m, most 300 - 1200 m.

Ocean range (global): Bering Sea to central Baja California.

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Tomio Iwamoto, California Academy of Sciences.

Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 2249 m (March 2016).


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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

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Gaither, M.R., B. Violi, H.W.I. Gray, F. Neat, J.C. Drazen, R.D. Grubbs, A. Roa-Varón, T. Sutton, and A.R. Hoelzel (2016). Depth as a driver of evolution in the deep sea: Insights from grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) of the genus Coryphaenoides. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 104: 73-82.

Citation: Albatrossia pectoralis ((Gilbert, 1892)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-09-24.
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