Bufoceratias cf thele Uwate 1979

Bufoceratias thele, from off Taiwan - ASIZP 63075. Source: Ho, Hsuan-Ching / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

A double-rod anglerfish with a small rounded esca, sometimes with a pointed terminal papilla; anterior, posterior, and lateral escal appendages absent.

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Bufoceratias cf thele Uwate 1979

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Coral Sea off Townsville, Queensland.

Species Citation

Phrynichthys thele Uwate 1979, Copeia 1979(1): 142, Fig. 19. Type locality: Halmahera Sea, western Pacific, 0°38.6'S, 129°05.6'E, depth 680-850 m. 


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Bufoceratias cf thele Uwate 1979


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., Ho, H.-C. & Chen, H.-M. 2004. Revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Bufoceratias Whitley (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei: Diceratiidae), with description of a new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2004(1): 98-107.
Stewart, A.L. & Pietsch, T.W. 1998. The ceratioid anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei) of New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 28(1): 1-37.

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

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CAAB Code:37214004

Biology:Females bioluminescent; males free-living

Depth:1000 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:20 cm SL

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