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Thorntooth Grenadier
Leden u1
Common Name Javelin Fish
Range Southern Australia, New Zealand, and Chile, at depths of between 400 and 1,400 m.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Gadiformes
Family Macrouridae
Genus Lepidorhynchus
Species L. denticulatus

The Thorntooth grenadier, or javelin fish, (Lepidorhynchus denticulatus), is a rattail, the only member of the genus Lepidorhynchus, found around southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths of between 200 and 1,000 m. Its length is between 20 to 55 cm.