Chauliodus macouni

Alternate names: Pacific viperfish

Author: Bean, 1890


General: Distinguished by a long, filamentous first dorsal fin ray and large teeth. Color is dark brown or black with silvery, scale-like appearance. A row of photophores lines the belly.

Size: To 29.3 cm total length.

Reproduction: Oviparous with planktonic eggs and larvae.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): North Pacific Ocean.

Habitat description: Mesopelagic and bathypelagic.


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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Froese, R. and D. Pauly, ed. (2019) "Chauliodus macouni, Pacific viperfish." FishBase. Accessed 10/28/20.

Page, L.M., H. Espinosa-PĂ©rez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea, N.E. Mandrak, R.L. Mayden, and J.S. Nelson (2013). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. 243 pp.

Citation: Chauliodus macouni (Bean, 1890) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-09.
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