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Ceratias holboelli Krøyer, 1845
Deepsea Angler; Kroyer's Deepsea Angler Fish
Family: Ceratiidae


© Aaron Baldwin     (Photo ID #17057)


Source: Distribution of Ceratias holboelli as compiled by Aquamaps

Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 3 - 4; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 20. Branchiostegal rays: 6 (Ref. 36494).

Source: FishBase. Bertelsen, E. 1990 . (Ref. 4494)


Species Biology

Maximum size observed for free living males is 1.3 cm (Ref. 10524). Males are parasitic, females oviparous with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36494). Eggs are presumably contained in floating gelatinous rafts (Ref. 36494). bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 4400 m (Ref. 74511), usually 400 - 2000 m (Ref. 37729). Deep water.

Source: FishBase. Bertelsen, E. 1990 . (Ref. 4494)



Circumglobal: In tropical to temperate waters. Adults (expatriates ?) found in boreal and subarctic waters. South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).

Source: FishBase. Bertelsen, E. 1990 . (Ref. 4494)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed

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