Chaenophryne draco

Author: Beebe, 1932

Chaenophryne draco Beebe, 1932

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Chaenophryne draco Beebe, 1932 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: P 16-19. Esca of females with a single conical to elongate, internally pigmented, anterior appendage; medial appendages absent; posterior appendage consisting of a swollen base and a compressed distal crest with a pair of anterior lobes each bearing none to several filaments. Males with 10-15 upper and 15-22 lower denticles. Larvae, males and juvenile females without subdermal pigmentation on caudal peduncle.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: all oceans; larvae and a single female from north Madeira recorded from Clofnam area.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Bertelsen, 1951: 14-18, fig. 72, female larvae and males under 'Chaenophryne draco-group' | Pietsch, 1975: 87.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.