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Melanocetus johnsonii Günther, 1864
HUMPBACK BLACKDEVIL
Humpback Anglerfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Melanocetidae  
 Genus Melanocetus  
  Melanocetus johnsonii    Günther, 1864 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms: Centrocetus spinulosus Melanocetus cirrifer Melanocetus ferox Melanocetus johnsoni Melanocetus krechi Melanocetus megalodontis Melanocetus rotundatus Melanocoetus rotundatus Xenoceratias braueri Xenoceratias brevirostris Xenoceratias heterorhynchus details
Citation: 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文; Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002); Fishbase(2003)
Character: Females with body short, globle; mouth large, cleft extending past eye, oblique or vertical; eye small; illicium short; esca simple, with anterior and posterior crests; anterior margin of vomer nearly straight; upper and lower jaws with numerous slender, recurved and depressible teeth; vomerine teeth present; skin covered with tiny close-set dermal spinules, appearing naked; dark brown to black over entire surface of head, body, fins, and oral cavity; sphenotic spines absent. D 13; A 4; P 16; C 8. Upper jaw teeth 65; lower jaw teeth 60. Illicium length 34.5 in %SL, escal width 3.9, head length 27.6, head depth 45.7, premaxillary length 34.5, lower jaws 34.5, the narrowest distance between front 13.8. 
Habitat: Marine. First dorsal spine of female highly modified into a long rod with a light organ in the tip call illicium and esca, the esca containing bacteria as luminous symbiont, its function in attracting prey. Oviparous, larvae habits in the upper, food-rich 
Distribution: Adults are meso- and bathypelagic from about 250m to bellow 3000m with a wide geographic distribution in tropical and subtropical waters of all three major ocean of the world. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381161
  
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