Diceratias pileatus Uwate 1979


Other Names: a double anglerfish

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Diceratias pileatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2712

Diceratias pileatus Uwate 1979

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Distribution

250 km NW of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Features

Dorsal rays (total): 5-7; Anal rays: 4. Features of metamorphosed female: esca relatively small, width about equal to length; escal papilla conspicuous bulbous posteriorly oriented terminal; posterior and anterior escal appendages absent; escal pore at posterobasal margin of terminal papilla; teeth in lower jaw 25-65, upper jaw with 27-82 teeth; vomerine teeth 4-14.

Etymology

The spcific name is from the Latin pileatus meaning capped, in referrence to the terminal papilla of the esca.

Species Citation

Diceratias pileatus Uwate, 1979, Copeia 1979(1): 140, figs. 1-8. Type locality: Suriname, 7°37'N, 53°32'W, 722 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Diceratias pileatus Uwate 1979

References


Pietsch, T.W. 1999. Families Caulophrynidae, Neoceratiidae, Melanocetidae, Himantolophidae, Diceratiidae, Oneirodidae, Thaumatichthyidae, Centrophrynidae, Ceratiidae, Gigantactinidae, Linophrynidae. pp. 2026-2037 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. 

Pietsch, T.W. 2009. Oceanic Anglerfishes. Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press pp. i-xii + 1-557.

Pietsch, T.W. & Randall, J.E. 1987. First Indo-Pacific occurrrence of the deepsea ceratoid anglerfish, Diceratias pileatus (Lophiiformes: Diceratiidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 33(4): 419-421.

Uwate, K.R. 1979. Revision of the anglerfish Diceratiidae with descriptions of two new species. Copeia 1979(1): 129-144.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37214003

Biology:Females bioluminescent; males free-living

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:28 cm

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map