Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Chaunacidae
Etymology: spinosus: Name means spiny, referring to the body being densely covered by fine spinules.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1430 m (Ref. 99940). Deep-water
Southwestern Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99940)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: body covered with fine dermal spinules, mixed with simple and bifurcate ones; pectoral lateral-line neuromasts 4; greyish buccal cavity; semi-transparent skin; relatively short tail, its length 1 is 31.8-34.8% SS, tail length 2 is 15.7-16.3% SL, tail length 3 is 15.0-18.6% SL (Ref. 99940).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C. and M. McGrouther, 2015. A new anglerfish from eastern Australia and New Caledonia (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae: Chaunacops), with new data and submersible observation of Chaunacops melanostomus. J. Fish Biol. 86(3):940-951. (Ref. 99940)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .