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Javelin (fish)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Coelorinchus
Higher classification  Coelorinchus
Rank  Species
Family  Macrouridae
Scientific name  Coelorinchus australis
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Gadiformes
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Similar  Coelorinchus, Bollons' rattail, Grenadiers, Hawknose grenadier, Banded whiptail

The javelin, javelinfish, or southern whiptail, Coelorinchus australis, is a species of rattail found around Australia and New Zealand at depths of between 80 and 500 m. Its length is between 25 to 50 cm. It is a brownish color with 8 or 9 pale longitudinal stripes, and a small chin barbel. It feeds on octopus, fishes, and decapod crustaceans.

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Javelin (fish) Wikipedia


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