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Taxonavigation: Gadiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Paracanthopterygii
Ordo: Gadiformes

Familia: Macrouridae
Subfamilia: Macrourinae
Genus: Macrourus
Species (5): M. berglax – M. caml – M. carinatus – M. holotrachys – M. whitsoni


Macrourus Bloch, 1786

Gender: masculine

Type species: Coryphaena rupestris (misidentified, Coryphaenodes berglax regarded as type)


  • Macrurus


  • Bloch, M. E. 1786. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. Berlin. Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische. v. 2: i-viii + 1-160, Pls. 145-180.
  • Jordan, D. S. 1917. The genera of fishes, from Linnaeus to Cuvier, 1758-1833, seventy-five years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature. (Assisted by Barton Warren Evermann.). Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series No. 27: 1–161.
  • McMillan, P. et al. 2012: A new species of grenadier, genus Macrourus (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Macrouridae) from the southern hemisphere and a revision of the genus. Zootaxa, 3165: 1–24. Preview
  • Macrourus Report on ITIS

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