> Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
Etymology: Linophryne:Greek, 'linon' = flax or anything made of flax such as "cord," "rope," or a "net" + Greek, 'phryne' = "toad" (refers to a toadlike fish that fishes with a net) (Ref. 86949). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range 生態学
海 深海浮遊性; 深さの範囲 200 - 1000 m (Ref. 86949). Deep-water
背鰭 (合計): 3; 臀鰭: 3. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: escal bulb with tapering distal appendage bearing proximal pair of stout, blunt lateral branches; tiny, filamentous, simple or paired secondary branches on distal tip of proximal branches and in pairs along primary branch, increasing in length and number with size of specimen; short, blunt or pointed posterior escal appendage; absence of additional escal appendage; barbel divided near base into 4 primary branches; subdermal pigment in two lateral bands along side of body; parasitic males without pointed sphenotic spines (Ref. 86949).
Bertelsen, E., 1990. Linophrynidae. p. 516-519. In J. C. Quero, J. C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 10762)