Scientific Name
Bufoceratias thele  
Bufoceratias thele乳突蟾蜍角鮟鱇
by: Hsuan-Ching Ho
Author (Uwate, 1979) Depth 680 - 1500M
Chinese 乳突蟾蜍角鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雙角鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F238 Diceratiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 後棘蟾鮟鱇 
Max Length 16.2 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 蟾蜍角鮟鱇、乳突蟾鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Halmahera Sea, western Pacific, 0°38.6'S, 129°05.6'E, depth 680-850 meters 
Synonyms Phrynichthys thele, Phrynichthys wedli   
Reference 1. Pietsch, T.W., H.-C. Ho and H.-M. Chen, 2004. Revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus Bufoceratias Whitley (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei: Diceratiidae), with description of a new species from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2004(1):98-107 ;2. Pietsch, T. W., 2009. Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep- sea. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. 557pp.  Uwate, K. R. 1979 Pietsch, T. W. etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0063075. ASIZP0070166. ASIZP0074365. ASIZP0076179. ASIZP0807092. ASIZP0917092.  
Common Name Double angler 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body of females short, globular; mouth large, cleft extending past eye; skin covered with tiny close-set dermal spinules; dark brown to black over entire surface of head, body; illicium very long, emerging from dorsal surface of head at rear of skull; second dorsal spine present sink beneath skin of head with age, but remaining connected to the surface through a small pore; anterior tip of pterygiophore of illicium concealed beneath skin; escal bulb small and simple esca without any appendage. Illicium length 120 %SL.
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, larvae habits in the upper, food-rich 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Western Pacific from Japan to Indonicia. It is rare in Taiwan only recorded from the northeastern off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.