Diceratias bispinosus  (Günther, 1887)

Two-rod anglerfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Diceratiidae (Double anglers (Ref. 07463) or Doublespine Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Diceratias: Greek, di = two, double + Greek, keras or keratos = horn, horned (referring to the two conspicuous dorsal-fin spines in the larvae and young females) (Ref. 86949).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 533 - 2306 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39830)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A species of Diceratias with esca having distinct anterior and posterior appendages. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: relatively small esca, width about equal to length; low rounded terminal escal papilla; well developed anterior and posterior escal appendages, usually bearing small secondary filaments; bulbous anterior escal appendage, sometimes branched; laterally compressed posterior escal appendage, row of small secondary filaments along outer margin, at most 5; posterobasal margin of terminal papilla with escal pore; lower jaw with 14-65 teeth, upper jaw with 18-99 teeth; vomerine teeth 4-9 (Ref. 86949).

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Indo-Pacific: Bay of Bengal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens captured in closing trawls or taken in open nets (Ref. 86949).

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Kailola, P.J., 1987. The fishes of Papua New Guinea. A revised and annotated checklist. Vol. 1. Myxinidae to Synbranchidae. Research Bulletin No. 41. Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 194 p. (Ref. 6993)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 0.6406   [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):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.