Chaunax stigmaeus Fowler, 1946
Redeye gaper
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Chaunacidae (Sea toads)
Max. size:  30.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 90 - 730 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Georges Bank to Norfolk Canyon.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  One of the specimens (NCSM 41116) represents a new size record for the species (25.5 cm SL, 30.5 cm TL), and another (GMBL 02788) represents a southerly range extension (31°23.94'N). All specimens observed exhibited similar behaviors of sitting on the bottom on top of dense beds of dead coral (Lophelia pertusa) (Ref. 58471).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 18.07.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.94

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