General: Body rounded and very slightly compressed, with very loose, flaccid skin; body tapering to a small rounded tail. Head very large and globose, roughly cuboid and bearing especially prominent open lateral-line canals; eyes dorsolateral and covered with a clear ‘window’ of skin; mouth large, oblique to nearly vertical, with relatively small, sharp slender teeth.
Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan.
Published depth range: 90 - 3297 m
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Chaunacidae (unknown) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Chaunacidae. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-08-02.