Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37232122

Species Coelorinchus parallelus (Günther, 1877)

Spiny Whiptail, Spiny Grenadier


Miscellaneous Literature Names



Iwamoto (1990) suggests that the southern limit of this species in the western Pacific is probably the Philippines. Records of this species from Australia are uncertain and may be misidentifications of C. kermadecus (see Iwamoto 1990).





Extra Distribution Information

East of Cairns (17°S, 146°E) to east of Ingham (19°S, 146°E), QLD; Tropical, temperate, Indo-west Pacific (Japan, New Caledonia).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

421-1124 m


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
31-Jul-2018 MACROURIDAE 16-May-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
26-Nov-2015 GADIFORMES 20-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED