Diceratias trilobus Balushkin & Fedorov, 1986
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Family:  Diceratiidae (Double anglers (Ref. 07463) or Doublespine Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Max. size:  14 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 1216 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4-5. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: esca unusually large and laterally compressed esca, greatest width more than 1.5 times its length; terminal escal papilla, rounded; well developed posterior and anterior escal appendages, usually bearing 1 or more tiny, slender terminal filaments; upper jaw with 67-111teeth, lower jaw 51-68 teeth; vomerine teeth 6-10 (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Specimens trawled off from bottom at depth up to 1216 m (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.07.03
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.05.13

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