Bluntsnout grenadier (Nezumia sclerorhynchus)Photo Credit: S.W. Ross and M. Rhode (UNCW)
Description: This rattail species was only recently observed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. It tends to prefer complex, reef-like habitats and eats a variety of small crustaceans and worms.
Figure 1: Relative probability of occurrence of Bluntsnout grenadier (Nezumia sclerorhynchus) based on computer generated distribution maps. Data source: AquamapsDepth Profile
Figure 2: Approximate depth range of Bluntsnout grenadier (black box). Slope of seafloor is a generalized representation of the Gulf of Mexico shelf and outer continental shelf.