Bufoceratias shaoi  Pietsch, Ho & Chen, 2004

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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);  shaoi: Named in honor of Dr. Shao Kwang-Tsao, Research Fellow of the Institute of Zoology, Academic Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China, in recognition of his many contributions to fishery science and ichthyology of Taiwan (Ref. 51070).

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Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1200 m (Ref. 51070).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel. Western Pacific: off the northeast coast of Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4. Metamorphosed females differs from Bufoceratias wedli and Bufoceratias thele in having a considerably shorter illicium (25-40% standard length versus 83-225% standard length) and a much larger and more complex esca (Ref. 51070).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Males and larvae unknown (Ref. 51070). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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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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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):  3.8   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .