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Ceratias tentaculatus  (Norman, 1930)

Southern seadevil
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ceratiidae (Warty Seadevils)
Etymology: Ceratias: Greek, keras = horn or horned, refers to the lure projecting from the snout (Ref. 86949).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 2900 m (Ref. 75154).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 26°S - 69°S

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Southern Ocean. Also known from Mozambique and South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 88.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: pair of distal esca appendages; illicium length 19.1 to 28.2% SL; presence of 2-6 vomerine teeth in large specimens; darkly pigmented proximal one-half to two-thirds of escal bulb, oval shaped distal portion, proximal portion tapering into stem of illicium; 2 slender escal appendages arising anterior to escal pore, each appendage nearly always bifurcate, trifurcate or multibranched; escal pore at apex of bulb, raised on pigmented papilla in specimens 75 mm and larger (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Majority of collected materials taken by trawls that reaches maximum depth of greater than 650m (Ref. 86949).

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Pietsch, T.W., 1990. Ceratiidae. p. 210-211. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5185)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6875   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .