Caulophryne jordani  Goode & Bean, 1896

Fanfin angler
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Caulophrynidae (Fanfins)
Etymology: Caulophryne: Greek, 'kaulos' or 'caulis' = stem + Greek, 'phryne' = toad (according to Goode and Bean (1896): "a 'phryne'-like fish with the cephalic tentacle supported on a stemlike base") ( Ref. 86949).;  jordani: jordani named for David Starr Jordan, possibly America's ichthyologist (Ref. 4525).   More on author: Goode, Bean.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1510 m (Ref. 5951).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7300); 20.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17. Illicium pigmented except near esca, with 5-14 elongate translucent filaments along entire length, al but distal-most arising from posterior margin (Ref. 13608); length of illicium 16.8-36.8%SL; stem of illicium pigmented except near esca; esca with an elongate filamentous anterolateral appendage; 2 distal appendages, each bearing numerous filaments, anterior most short and stout, opaque along posterior margin, posterior most considerably more slender; posterolateral appendage bearing numerous short filaments and with palmate opaque distal tip; dorsal fin rays 16-19; anal fin rays 14-18; pectoral fin rays 16-19; upper jaw teeth 17-39; lower jaw teeth 12-26; teeth on vomer 2-5 (Ref. 86949).

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Circumglobal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathy- and mesopelagic (Ref. 75154). Males parasitic on the females (Ref. 559).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5938   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.