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Chaunax mulleus  Ho, Roberts & Stewart, 2013

Redshoes frogmouth
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Chaunacidae (Sea toads)
Etymology: Chaunax: Greek, chaunax, -akos = a conceited man (Ref. 45335);  mulleus: Name from Latin 'mulleus' meaning a red shoe; referring to the distinct deep-red ventral surface of outer half of the pectoral and pelvic fins and ventral surface of anal and caudal fins in fresh specimens.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 720 - 1100 m (Ref. 93086).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93086)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7. This species is distinguished in having a uniformly pinkish colour with deep red colour on under side of distal half of pectoral and pelvic fins and lower margin of caudal fin; further distinguished from its congeners in having the following characters: modally 1 spine on each side of lateral line neuromast complex; often with 12 pectoral-fin rays; thin and tapering caudal peduncle; illicium relatively short and thick; esca whitish with some pink cirri when fresh; greyish gill chamber and gill arches; gill rakers - GRi =17-18 (3-4+14); GRii 14-15; GRiii 14-15; GRiv =12; lateral-line neuromast counts - AB =11-13 (mainly 12); AC =8-9 (8); BB' =4-5 (4); BD =2-3; CD =6-8 (6-7); EF =3-6 (4); FG =4-5 (4); GH =11-15 (12-14); BI =32-40 (Ref. 90886).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ho, H.-C., C.D. Roberts and A.L. Stewart, 2013. A review of the anglerfish genus Chaunax (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae) from New Zealand and adjacent waters, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3620(1):089-111. (Ref. 93086)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5000   [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   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .