Nezumia liolepis

Alternate names: smooth grenadier

Author: (Gilbert, 1890)


General: Small macrourid, light organ on belly (which cannot be seen on video). Greyish brown tinged with violet; abdominal region, gill membranes, and gill cover blackish; fins dusky to blackish.

Size: to 30 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 500 - 1,500 m (locally captured by Drazen at 715 to 794 m)

Ocean range (global): West coast, North America. This species has been found offshore Monterey Bay.

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Jeff Drazen, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Consulting taxonomist: H.J. Walker, Jr., Collection Manager, Marine Vertebrate Collection, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Consulting taxonomist: Natalya Gallo, Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Hoff, G.R., T.W. Buckley, J.C. Drazen, and K.M. Duncan (2000). Biology and ecology of Nezumia liolepis and N. stelgidolepis from the west coast of North America. Journal of Fish Biology, 57: 662–680.

Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto, and N. Scialabba (1990). Gadiform Fishes of the World (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, FAO Species Catalogue, 10: 442 pp.

Drazen, J.C., J.R. Friedman, N.E. Condon, E.J. Aus, M.E. Gerringer, A.A. Keller, and M.E. Clarke (2015). Enzyme activities of demersal fishes from the shelf to the abyssal plain. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 100: 117-126.

Citation: Nezumia liolepis ((Gilbert, 1890)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-07-18.
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