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Chaunax flavomaculatus  Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013

Yellowspot frogmouth
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Chaunacidae (Sea toads)
Etymology: Chaunax: Greek, chaunax, -akos = a conceited man (Ref. 45335);  flavomaculatus: Name from Latin 'flavo' for yellow and 'maculatus' for spot; referring to the fresh colouration of the dorsal body.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 353 - 375 m (Ref. 93086).   Tropical

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Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93086)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 7. This species which is a member of the Chaunax abei-species group is distinguished from its congeners in having a mix of bifurcated and simple dermal spinules and large yellow spots on a pinkish background dorsally when fresh and uniformly creamy white when preservedl gill rakers: GRi = 11 (2+9); GRii = 9; GRiii = 8-9; GRiv = 7; lateral-line neuromasts: AB = 11; AC = 8; BB' = 4; BD = 2; CD = 5-6; DG=3-4; EF = 4; FG = 3; GH = 12-13; BI = 32-34 (Ref. 93086).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ho, H.-C., C.D. Roberts and A.L. Stewart, 2013. A review of the anglerfish genus Chaunax (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae) from New Zealand and adjacent waters, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3620(1):089-111. (Ref. 93086)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00756 - 0.05030), b=3.00 (2.77 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .