This specimen is a Chaunax. It’s a member of the Chaunax fimbriatus group, and perhaps even C. fimbriatus. The systematics of the Indo-Pacific chaunacids has yet to be resolved, so identification is Chaunax, c.f. fimbriatus.

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Gates, A
Identification:Caruso, J
Date:21 July 2012
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Lophiformes (Anglerfish) > Chaunacidae (Sea toads)
Species:Chaunax fimbriatus
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Cachalote
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):660
Latitude:12 deg 00' 00" S
Longitude:41 deg 00' 00" E
Countries:East Africa > Mozambique
Rig:Discoverer Americas
Project Partners:Oceaneering
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:03 November 2014

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