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Acentrophryne dolichonema  Pietsch & Shimazaki, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
Etymology: Acentrophryne: Greek, 'a' = without + Greek, 'kentron' = prickle or spine + Greek, 'phryne' = toad (highlighting the single most important distinguishing feature of this genus: the absence of a preopercular spine) (Ref. 86949);  dolichonema: Name from the Greek word 'dolichos', meaning long; 'nema' meaning filament or thread, in allusion to the long, filamentous , distal escal appendage of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 201 - 1105 m (Ref. 54827).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Pacific Ocean: Off Peru.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 3; Anal soft rays: 3. Diagnosis: Metamorphosed females of Acentrophryne dolichonema differs from A. longidens in having a much longer distal escal appendage (27.6-35.7% SL vs. 2.3-2.5% SL ); a longer illicium (63.6-70.5% SL vs. 35.7-54.9% SL); a narrower head (25-28.1% SL vs. 35.7-37.3% SL); and a fewer number of pectoral fin rays (16 vs. 18-19) (Ref. 54827); caudal fin rays 9, ninth ray (ventral most) 10.5-17.3% SL (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pietsch, T.W. and M. Shimazaki, 2005. Revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Acentrophyrne Regan (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei: Linophrynidae), with the description of a new species from off Peru. Copeia 2005(2):246-251. (Ref. 54827)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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