WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaunacidae Gill, 1863

125488

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125488

accepted
Family
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. With large balloon-shaped flabby inflatable bodies; the rough louse skin is covered with small spine-like scales. The mouth is large and nearly vertical with small teeths in bands on the jaws, vomer, and palatines. First dorsal spine bearing a bait or esca that fits into a scaleless U-shaped depression (illicial cavity) on the snout; second and third dorsal spines invisibly embedded behind first; 10-12 dorsal soft rays; anal fin with 5-7 rays; pelvics with 1 spine and 4 soft-rays; pectorals arm-like. Gill opening behind and above pectoral fin base. Lateral lines are open canals especially conspicious on the head, protected by enlarged spiny scales on either side of the canal. Species inhabit continental slopes in all oceans. [details]
Bailly, N. (2015). Chaunacidae Gill, 1863. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125488 on 2017-11-20

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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. With large balloon-shaped flabby inflatable bodies; the rough louse skin is covered with small spine-like scales. The mouth is large and nearly vertical with small teeths in bands on the jaws, vomer, and palatines. First dorsal spine bearing a bait or esca that fits into a scaleless U-shaped depression (illicial cavity) on the snout; second and third dorsal spines invisibly embedded behind first; 10-12 dorsal soft rays; anal fin with 5-7 rays; pelvics with 1 spine and 4 soft-rays; pectorals arm-like. Gill opening behind and above pectoral fin base. Lateral lines are open canals especially conspicious on the head, protected by enlarged spiny scales on either side of the canal. Species inhabit continental slopes in all oceans. [details]
 



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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea toads  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorフサアンコウ  [details]