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Caulophryne pelagica  (Brauer, 1902)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Caulophrynidae (Fanfins)
Etymology: Caulophryne: Greek, 'kaulos' or 'caulis' = stem + Greek, 'phryne' = toad (according to Goode and Bean (1896): "a 'phryne'-like fish with the cephalic tentacle supported on a stemlike base") ( Ref. 86949).;  pelagica: Named for Theodore W. Pietsch.

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Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 954 - 2500 m (Ref. 40966).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Circumglobal.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL (female)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal soft rays: 12 - 16. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: stem of illicium is naked, without translucent filaments along length; length of illicium 18-125.8%SL; esca consisting of 5-7 elongate filamentous appendages; 2-4 appendages more proximal in position, bearing none to several side branches, 3-4 more distal appendages bearing numerous side branches; opaque areas absent; teeth in upper jaw 28-40; lower jaw teeth 20-34; teeth of vomer 2-5; dorsal fin rays 14-17; anal fin rays 12-16; pectoral fin rays 14-18 (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pietsch, T.W., 1999. Caulophrynidae. Fanfin anglerfishes (deep-sea anglerfishes). p. 2026. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 12941)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5938   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .