Chaunacops spinosus Ho & McGrouther, 2015

Eastern tadpole coffinfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Chaunacidae (Sea toads)
Etymology: spinosus: Name means spiny, referring to the body being densely covered by fine spinules.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1430 m (Ref. 99940).   Deep-water

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Southwestern Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99940)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 October 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .