Chauliodus danae  Regan & Trewavas, 1929

Dana viperfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Chauliodontinae
Etymology: Chauliodus: Greek, chaulios, chaulos, chaunos = to be with the mouth opened + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Regan, Trewavas.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 500 m (Ref. 5951).   Deep-water; 42°N - 14°N, 98°W - 5°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3588)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Dorsal fin posterior. Small photophores between the lateral and ventral rows of large serial organs consistently spaced between successive large organs. Dark, sometimes paler below. Body marked with five rows of hexagonal pigment areas (Ref. 37473).

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Eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to Cape Verde. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and eastern Caribbean Sea. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An oceanic and mesopelagic species (Ref. 3588). May migrate to near-surface waters at night (Ref. 4759). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 4759).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 4759).

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Parin, N.V., 1990. Chauliodontidae. p. 293-295. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3588)

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 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00269 (0.00111 - 0.00652), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.