Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989

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: 192

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Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989
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Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989  

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Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989:160   (type locality: off Venezuela, Caribbean Sea , 11°40'N, 62°33'W, 585–622 m). GoogleMaps  

Material examined. All collected from Angola, western Africa: CAS 222317 View Materials (1), 7°28'S, 12°18'E, 418–427 m, 19 Apr. 2005 GoogleMaps   . CAS 222332 (1), 11°57'S, 13°23'E, 470–475 m, 2 Apr. 2005. CAS 222328 (2), 11°32'S, 13°21'E, 361– 364 m, 3 Apr. 2005. MNHN 2001-0145 View Materials (5, 41.0–67.1), 7°18'0.0"S, 12°04'58.8"E, Angola, 29 Aug. 2000 GoogleMaps   . SAIAB 64325 (1), 12°05'S, 13°25'E, 444 m, 6 Mar. 2001. SAIAB 64377 (3), 9°38'S, 12°42'E, 432–486 m, 11 Mar. 2001. SAIAB 64421 (23), 10°7'S, 12°53'E, 374–378 m, 9 Mar. 2001. SAIAB 65888 (1), 11°45'S, 13°23'E, 349–356 m, 5 Mar. 2002. SAIAB 65997 (3), 10°48'S, 13°20'E, 331–336 m, 7 Mar. 2002. SAIAB 66009 (15), 9°06'S, 12°41'E, 438– 404 m, 13 Mar. 2002.

Other materials. MNHN 1987-1006 View Materials (1, 91.6), 15°03'N, 17°21'W, Senegal, 330 m, May 1979 GoogleMaps   . MNHN 1987- 1545 View Materials (1, 105), 15°36'N, 17°06'W, Senegal, 400 m, May 1979 GoogleMaps   . MNHN 1988-0397 View Materials (2, 88.3–127), 16°12'N, 16°50'W, Mauritania, 400 m, Mar. 1982 GoogleMaps   . MNHN 2000-5362 View Materials (6, 41.5–114), 21°28'1.2"N, 17°40'1.2"W, Mauritania, 600–650 m, 1973. GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. A species of C. abei   -group with mainly dermal spinules very stout and strong; cirri on esca brown to black; GRii=11–13; and lateral-line neuromasts: FG=4, DG=4, GH=13–16, BI=30–35. Body pinkish, sometimes with green or yellow spots when fresh and uniformly creamy white when preserved.

Distribution. Widespread in Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Specimens examined in present study were collected from depths 331– 622 m.

Remarks. Most specimens examined here were collected from Angola, western Africa. Caruso (1989) reported this species collected from about 11°45'S and further north in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, all our materials were collected within this range.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Lophiiformes

Family

Chaunacidae

Genus

Chaunax

Loc

Chaunax suttkusi Caruso, 1989

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

Chaunax suttkusi

Caruso 1989: 160
1989