The Coffinfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 50 - 450 m environment.

Biomaps map of Deepsea Coffinfish specimens in the Australian Museum collection. What does this mean? References 1. Bertelsen, E in Paxton, J.R. & W.N. Eschmeyer (Eds). 1994. Encyclopedia of Fishes. More

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

feet)! The Coffinfish is known to be in deep waters of Indo-West Pacific: Japan to Kyushu-Palau Ridge, Australia and Indonesia; Chesterfield Islands. More

The Coffinfish (Chaunax endeavouri) pictured above has been floating around the internet as having been washed up on the beach by a tsunami (tidal wave). More

Common names

Coffinfish in English
fringed gaper in English
Furry angler in English
Furry anglerfish in English
Furry coffinfish in English
Hon-fusa-ankô in Japanese (日本語)
Kistefisk in Danish (dansk)
Sea toad in English
Sea-toad in English
Tassled coffinfish in English
单棘躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
單棘躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
恩氏单棘躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
恩氏單棘躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Chaunacidae
Genus : Chaunax
Species : Chaunax endeavouri
Authority : Whitley, 1929