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Diceratias pileatus  Uwate, 1979

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Diceratiidae (Double anglers (Ref. 07463) or Doublespine Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Diceratias: Greek, di = two, double + Greek, keras or keratos = horn, horned (referring to the two conspicuous dorsal-fin spines in the larvae and young females) (Ref. 86949);  pileatus: From the Latin pileatus meaning capped, referring to the terminal papilla of the esca (Ref. 39830).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 640 - 1430 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water

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Eastern Atlantic: four records along the African coast north of the equator. Western Atlantic: both tropical and subtropical.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6939)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: relatively small esca, width about equal to length; conspicuous bulbous posteriorly oriented terminal escal papilla; absence of posterior and anterior escal appendages; escal pore at posterobasal margin of terminal papilla; teeth in lower jaw 25-65, upper jaw with 27-82 teeth; vomerine teeth 4-14 (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found near or on continental shelf, old specimens probably benthic (Ref. 6939). Bentho-, meso- and bathypelagic (Ref. 58302).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Bertelsen, E., 1990. Diceratiidae. p. 496-497. 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. 6939)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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