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Chaenophryne longiceps  Regan, 1925

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae (Dreamers)
Etymology: Chaenophryne: Greek, 'chaeno' or 'chaino' = to gape + Greek, 'phryne' = toad (alluring to a "gaping toad") (Ref. 86949).   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 1000 m (Ref. 5951).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 46°N - 60°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Tropical to temperate parts of all oceans. Northeast Pacific: south of southern California to Oregon, USA (Ref. 265).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75756); 20.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: esca with a pair of elongate internally pigmented and bilaterally placed anterior appendages, less than one-tenth to greater than length of escal bulb; smaller ratio between number of upper and lower jaw teeth, 0.70-0.94; total number of teeth in upper jaw teeth 28-40, lower jaw 34-57 teeth; vomerine teeth 4-8; length of illicium 22.4-40.3% SL; escal bulb width 5.3-11.4% SL; has fewer dorsal and anal fin rays than C.ramifera, and greater number of pectoral fin rays than all other species of the genus (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Also mesopelagic. Males dwarfed, non-parasitic (Ref. 10524). Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 58426).

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Bertelsen, E., 1990. Oneirodidae. p. 498-507. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post, and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 10524)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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