Trachyrhynchus murrayi

Author: Günther, 1887

Trachyrhynchus murrayi Günther, 1887

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Trachyrincus murrayi Günther, 1887 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head length 27-29% of body length; snout long and pointed, 39-42% head length, with a ridge on side extending back to operculum; mouth inferior; eye large, 28-30% head length. First dorsal fin with 11 (rarely 10) finrays, second beginning just behind and reaching to caudal fin, somewhat longer than anal fin; pectoral fins with 21 finrays; pelvic fins with 7 finrays. Scales spinous, enlarged along dorsal and ventral profiles, 8-10 such scales dorsally behind vertical from anus and 5-11 ventrally before anus. Colour: grey-grown. Size: to at least 40 cm TL.

Habitat: benthopelagic at 530-1,630 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Irish continental slope northward to the Faroe Bank and westward to the south of Iceland and to Greenland. Elsewhere, off southwestern Greenland to Labrador (Hamilton Inlet).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Juveniles, Johnsen, 1927.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.