Scientific Name
Cryptopsaras couesii  
Cryptopsaras couesii密棘角鮟鱇
by: B. H. Gao
Author Gill, 1883 Depth 0 - 2500M
Chinese 密棘角鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F242 Ceratiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 密棘角鮟鱇 
Max Length 44 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South West 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off New York, U.S.A., western North Atlantic, 39°18'30"N, 68°24'00"W 
Synonyms Ceratias carunculatus, Ceratias couesii, Ceratias mitsukurii, Cryptopsaras atlantidis, Cryptopsaras carunculatus, Cryptopsaras couesi, Cryptopsaras normani, Cryptopsaras pennifer, Cryptopsaras valdiviae, Cryptosaras couesi, Cryptosarus couesi, Cryptosparas atlantidis, Cryptosparas carunculatus ...all 16..  
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Ho & Shao (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):10–18.   Gill, T. N. 1883 Pietsch, T. W. 1986 Nakabo T. 2002 何宣慶 2002 Mitsuomi, S. etc. 2003 
Specimen List ASIZP0057160. ASIZP0062002. ASIZP0062003. ASIZP0065680. ASIZP0066323. ASIZP0800968. ASIZP0910968. ZMUCP921367-*.  
Barcode2016-01-28,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Triplewart seadevil 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body of females relatively long and slender, mouth large, cleft strongly oblique, not extending past eye; lower jaws with well-developed symphysial spine; eye small; gill opening oval in shape, situated posterior to pectoral lobe; anterior end of pterygiophore if illicium exposed, emerging on head from between frontal bones just posterior to eye, escal bulb oval in shape, with a single slender appendage, divided into three branchus. Illicium long, considerably longer than length of escal bulb; two caruncles on dorsal midline of trunk just anterior to origin of soft-dorsal fin; subopercle without anterior spine; jaws equal anteriorly, cleft of mouth vertical to strongly oblique; postmawillary process well developed; sphenotic spines absent; opercle bicurcate; subopercle elongate; posterior end of pterygiophore of illicium emerging from dorsal midline just anterior to caruncles; caudal fin ray 8-9, the ninth or lowermost ray reduced to a small remnent, fourth innermost caudal fin rays bifurcated; esca without dermal denticles; skin covered with close-set dermal spines.
habitats 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, eggs are presumably contained in floa 
Distribution Widely distributed if tropical and subtropical parts of all oceans. It is rare in taiwan only recorded in southwest off Tungkang. 
Utility No commercial value.