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Genus: Sladenia, Anglerfishes


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head & tail not depressed
few head spines
ridge eye-snout smooth
D II (very close) + I-II

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SLADENIA

ANGLERFISHES

Head rounded (not depressed) with few head spines; tail compressed (not depressed);  ridge from top of eye to snout smooth; teeth in center of roof of mouth larger than those on sides; dorsal fin: section on head without 3rd spine, 1st 2 spines very close, section behind head with I-II spines (4th spine may be absent).

A tropical genus from scattered locations in all three oceans; 4 species, one in the Greater Caribbean.