Chaunacops melanostomus

The Chaunacops melanostomus lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 1320 - 1760 m environment.

The Coffinfish or Chaunacops melanostomus is one very odd looking deep sea fish. It has a weird flabby body and a long tail that are both covered with small spines! The Coffinfish has a black mouth that almost looks like it is frowning. More

Common names

Tadpole coffinfish in English
黑口淵躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黑口渊躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Chaunacidae
Genus : Chaunacops
Species : Chaunacops melanostomus
Authority : Caruso, 1989