Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Chaunacidae
Etymology: Chaunax: Greek, chaunax, -akos = a conceited man (Ref. 45335); atimovatae: Named for the trawler "Atimo Vatae" (Madagascan for "deep south"), from Fort Dauphin, from which many Madagascan specimens were collected, including those in the type series.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 145 - 637 m (Ref. 110228). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: off Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 110228)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C. and W.-C. Ma, 2016. Revision of the southern African species of the anglerfish genus Chaunax (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae), with description of three new species. Zootaxa 4144(2):175-194. (Ref. 110228)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .