Mahia whiptail Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Gadiformes Family: Macrouridae Genus: Caelorinchus Species: C. matamua Binomial name Caelorinchus matamua
(McCann & McKnight, 1980)
The Mahia whiptail, large-headed whiptail, or Mahia rattail, Caelorinchus matamua, is a rattail of the genus Caelorinchus, found circumpolar in the southern oceans, at depths of between 450 and 1,000 m. Its length is between 45 and 65 cm.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Caelorinchus matamua" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
- Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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