Scientific Name
Ceratias holboelli  
Ceratias holboelli霍氏角鮟鱇
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Krøyer, 1845 Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 霍氏角鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F242 Ceratiidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 霍氏角鮟鱇 
Max Length 120 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South West、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Southern Greenland [Western North Atlantic], depth 0-340 meters 
Synonyms Reganula giganteus   
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Ho & Shao (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):10–18.   Abe, T. 1967 Pietsch, T. W. 1986 Nakabo T. 2002 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057172.  
Common Name Krøyer's deep sea angler fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body of females relatively long and slender, dark red-brown to black over entire surface of bosy and oral cavity; two caruncles on dorsal midline of trunk just anterior to origin of soft-dorsal fin; mouth large, cleft vertical to strongly oblique, not extending past eye; lower jaws with well-developed symphysial spine; eye small; illicium long, longer than length of escal bulb; escal bulb oval in shape, with a single slender appendage, divided into three branchus; esca without dermal denticles; subopercle without anterior spine; 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; 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 Tungsha Island. 
Utility No commercial value.