Haplophryne mollis

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Haplophryne mollis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Linophrynidae
Genus: Haplophryne
Regan, 1912
Species: H. mollis
Binomial name
Haplophryne mollis
A. B. Brauer, 1902
Synonyms
  • Aceratias mollis Brauer 1902
  • Aceratias macrorhinus indicus Murray and Hjort 1912
  • Edriolychnus schmidti Regan 1925
  • Edriolychnus sp. Regan and Trewavas 1932
  • Edriolychnus macracanthus Regan and Trewavas 1932
  • Edriolychnus radians Regan and Trewavas 1932
  • Edriolychnus roulei Regan and Trewavas 1932
  • Haplophryne simus Borodin 1930
  • Haplophryne triregium Whitley and Phillipps 1939
  • Hyaloceratias parri Koefoed 1944
  • Hyaloceratias sp. Bertelsen 1951
Haplophryne mollis

The ghostly seadevil[1] (Haplophryne mollis) is a commonly caught species of leftvent anglerfish.

Appearance[edit]

Unlike most other deepsea anglerfish, H. mollis lacks pigmentation, and both genders appear pallid and translucent, with the musculature and portions of the skeleton clearly showing. Free-living males differ from the adult and juvenile females by the noticeable lack of a short, bubble-like esca and having comparatively small fins. Adult females differ from juvenile females by having spine-like ornamentation above the eyes and at the corners of the jaws.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pietsch, Theodore (2009). Oceanic Anglerfishes Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-520-25542-5. 
  2. ^ Pietsch, Theodore (2009). Oceanic Anglerfishes Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. pp. 155–157. ISBN 978-0-520-25542-5. 

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