Sladenia shaefersi

Sladenia shaefersi is a species of fish in the Lophiidae family.

The Sladenia shaefersi lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 900 - 1200 m environment.

Sladenia shaefersi goosefish may be associated very strongly with this reef habitat, just as Polar Bears are tied to the Arctic. This area of deepwater reefs off Cape Canaveral has extraordinary biodiversity, even more than some other areas we have surveyed on this mission. More

This Deepwater Goosefish, Sladenia shaefersi, is the first specimen caught in United States waters and only the third caught in the world. More

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Lophiidae
Genus : Sladenia
Species : Sladenia shaefersi
Authority : Caruso and Bullis, 1976