Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 7 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 855 - 3650
  Temperature range (°C): 2.273 - 8.464
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.840 - 31.862
  Salinity (PPS): 34.774 - 35.403
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.494 - 5.911
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.121 - 2.197
  Silicate (umol/l): 11.000 - 93.865

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Depth range (m): 855 - 3650

Temperature range (°C): 2.273 - 8.464

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.840 - 31.862

Salinity (PPS): 34.774 - 35.403

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.494 - 5.911

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.121 - 2.197

Silicate (umol/l): 11.000 - 93.865
 
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Chaunacops

Chaunacops is a genus of lophiiform fish (anglerfish) in the family Chaunacidae. They are characterized as having globose heads, open sensory and lateral line canals, and loose skin covered by small spine-like scales. Color, which has been noted as an important distinguishing characteristic, has generally been described as pink, reddish orange, or rose (Garman, 1899; Caruso, 1989b). However, recent work by Lundsten et al. (2012) suggests that juvenile Chaunacops coloratus may be blue and only adults are red or rose colored.

Chaunacops coloratus was first described in 1899 from a dead specimen collected during the US Albatross Expedition of 1891 at the Cocos Ridge collecting station. It is a deep-sea species of the order Lophiiformes (anglerfishes).This species is benthic, living at reported depths from 1789 to 3297 m in the east Indian and eastern Pacific oceans. It was first filmed alive at the seafloor at Davidson and Taney Seamounts in the northeast Pacific Ocean by scientists from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), California, US, using a remote-controlled vehicle. As with all members of the Lophiiformes, these fish use lures to attract prey.

Species[edit]

There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Chaunacops in FishBase. April 2012 version.
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