Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915

Ho, Hsuan-Ching & Ma, Wen-Chun, 2016, Revision of southern African species of the anglerfish genus Chaunax (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 4144 (2), pp. 175-194: 191

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4144.2.2

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scientific name

Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915
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Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915 

Tables 2 –4

Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915:167  , pl. 33, fig. 2 (type locality: 60 km SW of Cape Everard , Victoria, Australia, depth 293–366 m). 

Material examined. MNHNAbout MNHN 1977-0024View Materials (1), Madagascar, 25°08'9.6"S, 47°21'3.6"E, 255 m, 3 Mar. 1973GoogleMaps  . SAIABAbout SAIAB 13740View Materials (1, 158), 3°26'S, 40°23'E, off Malindi, Kenya, 484 m, 11 Dec. 1980GoogleMaps  . SAIABAbout SAIAB 13782View Materials (1, 100), 4°38'S, 39°46'E, off Shimoni , Kenya, 350 m, 18 Dec. 1980GoogleMaps  . SAIABAbout SAIAB 13788View Materials (1, 96.0), 4°22'S, 39°42'E, off Shimoni , Kenya, 380 m, 9 Dec. 1980GoogleMaps  . SAIABAbout SAIAB 14078View Materials (1, 180), 2°59'S, 40°34'E,off Ras Ngomeni , Kenya, 301 m, 12 Dec. 1980GoogleMaps  . SAIAB 21604 (1, 186), no data.

Diagnosis. A species of C. pictus  -species group with a deep illicial trough; a short illicium stem that largely embedded in esca; cirri on esca black anteriorly and bright white posteriorly; GRii=8 or 9; and lateral-line neuromasts: BD=2, GH=10–13, BI=31–35. Body orange to reddish with irregular yellowish vermicular or spotty patterns; sometimes large blackish patches on dorsal surface.

Distribution. This is a widespread species through Indo-west Pacific Ocean, from Japan to New Zealand and from South Africa to French Polynesia. Specimens from southern Africa were collected at depths 255– 484 m.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

SAIAB

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Lophiiformes

Family

Chaunacidae

Genus

Chaunax

Loc

Chaunax penicillatus McCulloch, 1915

Ho, Hsuan-Ching & Ma, Wen-Chun 2016

2016
Loc

Chaunax penicillatus

McCulloch 1915: 167