Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Dibranchus: Greek, di = two + Greek, brangchia = gills (Ref. 45335); cracens: Named for its firm, trim body and regularity of size and distribution of tubercles (cracens = neat or tidy).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 152 - 480 m (Ref. 40826). Deep-water
Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40826)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 18 - 19. Body relatively firm, skin tough. Large tubercles with rows of bosslike spinules radiating out from the central spine along the ridges between facets (as seen in D. atlanticus like shagreen). Jaw relatively long compared to D. atlanticus, 14.6% of SL. Cephalic lateral-line counts: subopercular 6, preopercular, 2. Tail lateral-line counts 12-15. Fin-rays with fine tubercles on dorsal and caudal fins and dorsal side of pectoral fins, running out for about half the length of the fin ray. Ventral surface of pelvic fin rays have tubercles near fin base. Paired fins relatively slender with fin membranes transparent (Ref. 40826).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bradbury, M.G., 1999. A review of the fish genus Dibranchus with descriptions of new species and a new genus, Solocisquama (Lophiiformes, Ogcocephalidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(5):259-310. (Ref. 40826)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.4 - 11.4, mean 9.5 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00746 - 0.05099), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .