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Bufoceratias thele  (Uwate, 1979)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Diceratiidae (Double anglers (Ref. 07463) or Doublespine Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Bufoceratias: Latin, bufo or bufonis = toad + Greek, keras or keratos = horn, horned (referring to the hornlike lure projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949);  thele: thele Greek for nipple, referring to the nipple-shaped terminal papilla of the esca (Ref. 39890).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 51070).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Ceram, Halmahera and South and East China seas.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4. Metamorphosed females of Bufoceratias thele differ from those of Bufoceratias shaoi in having a much smaller esca and a longer illicium (112-143% standard length versus 26-40% standard length), and from those of Bufoceratias wedli in lacking escal appendages (Ref. 51070).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Males and larvae unknown (Ref. 51070). Specimens caught in bottom trawls (Ref. 86949).

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Pietsch, T.W., H.-C. Ho and H.-M. Chen, 2004. Revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Bufoceratias Whitley (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei: Diceratiidae), with description of a new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2004(1):98-107. (Ref. 51070)

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 = 0.6406   [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):  4.0   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .