Species Details

@Matsuura, Keiichi

Hymenocephalus italicus

Glasshead Grenadier Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hymenocephalus italicus
Family : Macrouridae
Order : Gadiformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chrodata
Other Name : Silver Rat-tail
Habitat : Deep sea benthopelagic.
Description : The trunk of Glasshead Grenadier is short and moderately compressed.Compressed head is covered with transparent membrane.Tail is greatly elongated tapering to a point that lacks a caudal fin.Exposed fields of scales usually covered with spinules.A lens like structure is present before anus and chest.Body color is light silvery appearance.
description written by: Hajbun Tasnim Preety, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 24). photo credit and copyright:Matsuura, Keiichi([email protected]), more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se