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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaunacidae 
AphiaID: 125488

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophiiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophiiformes
Sources  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]

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea toads  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaunacops Garman, 1899
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaunax Lowe, 1846

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathychaunax Caruso, 1989 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaunacops Garman, 1899
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125488
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Chaunacidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125488 on 2014-08-20
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