Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae
Etymology: Chaenophryne: Greek, 'chaeno' or 'chaino' = to gape + Greek, 'phryne' = toad (alluring to a "gaping toad") (Ref. 86949); quasiramifera: Name from Latin 'quasi' meaning simulating or appearing 'as if', and 'ramifera', refes to the similarity of its esca to its congener C. ramifera.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1130 m (Ref. 75756). Deep-water
Southeast Pacific: Peru-Chile Trench and Nasca Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75756)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species can be easily distinguished from its congeners in having the following characters: 1 or 2 elongate illicial filaments originating laterally just below base of escal bulb (vs. C. ramifera with 7-12 on each side; descending escal appendage extending along anterior margin of illicium, a small proximal portion emerging at articulation of illicium and illicial pterygiophores as a free, anterodorsally directed tentacle; short illicium, 21.1-22.9% SL; greater number of dorsal- and anal-fin rays, 8 and 6, respectively (Ref. 75756).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pietsch, T.W., 2007. A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Chaenophryne Regan (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2007(1):163-168. (Ref. 75756)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.6 - 13.3, mean 9.7 (based on 38 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .