Genus Sladenia


A genus of the family Lophiidae with rounded rather than depressed head, and compressed rather than depressed tail; nasal sacs not constricted at base; very long pseudobranchia; third dorsal spine absent; humeral, subopercular, quadrate, parietal, and articular spines absent; epiotic and interopercular spines low and rounded; vomerine teeth larger than palatine; ilIicial bone and second dorsal spine inserting very close together on ilIicial pterygiophore; and smooth ridge on frontal bones anterior to eyes and lateral to illicial pterygiophore. (Caruso & Bullis 1976)

Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Sladenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024,


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Caruso, J.H. & H.R. Bullis, Jr. 1976. A review of the lophiid angler fish genus Sladenia with a description of a new species from the Caribbean Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 26(1): 59-64.

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Ni, Y., H.-L. Wu & S. Li. 2012. A new species of the genus Sladenia (Pisces, Lophiidae) from the East China Sea and the South China Sea. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 37(1): 211-216.