Sladenia shaefersi

Sladenia shaefersi is a species of fish in the family Lophiidae. It also commonly goes by the name of Shaefer's anglerfish. It was first discovered in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Colombia and was described in 1976.[1]

Sladenia shaefersi
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Schaefer's Anglerfish from Estuary to Abyss Expedition 2004
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Shaefer's Anglerfish during Operation Deep Slope 2007
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S. shaefersi
Binomial name
Sladenia shaefersi

EtymologyEdit

The fish is named in honor of Edward A. Schaefers, the former chief of the Exploratory Fishing and Gear Research Branch of the now renamed Bureau of Commercial Fisheries.[2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John H. Caruso and Harvey R. Bullis, A Review of the Lophiid Angler Fish Genus Sladenia With a Description of a New Species From the Caribbean Sea, Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 26, Number 1, January 1976, pp. 59–64(6).
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order LOPHIIFORMES (part 1): Families LOPHIIDAE, ANTENNARIIDAE, TETRABRACHIIDAE, LOPHICHTHYIDAE, BRACHIONICHTHYIDAE, CHAUNACIDAE and OGCOCEPHALIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 23 February 2022.