Melanocetus johnsonii

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Melanocetus johnsonii


Taxonavigation: Ceratioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Lophiiformes
Subordo: Ogcocephalioidei
Superfamilia: Ceratioidea

Familia: Melanocetidae
Genus: Melanocetus
Species: Melanocetus johnsonii


Melanocetus johnsonii Günther, 1864: 302

Holotype: BMNH 1864.7.18.6.

Type locality: Sea of Madeira, eastern Atlantic.


  • Centrocetus spinulosus Regan & Trewavas, 1932
  • Xenoceratias micracanthus Regan & Trewavas, 1932
  • Xenoceratias laevis Regan & Trewavas, 1932
  • Xenoceratias heterorhynchus Regan & Trewavas, 1932


  • Günther, A. 1864: On a new genus of pediculate fish from the Sea of Madeira. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1864 (pt 2): 301–303, Pl. 25.
  • Albuquerque, R.M. 1954-1956: Peixes de Portugal e ilhas adjacentes. Chavas para a sua determinação. Port. Acta biol., ser. B, 5: xvi+1167 pp., 445 fig.
  • Bertelsen, E. 1951: The ceratioid fishes, ontogeny, taxonomy, distribution and biology. Dana Rep., (39): 276 pp., 141 fig., I pl.
  • Goode, G.B.; Bean, T.H. 1896: Oceanic ichthyology, a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by steamers Blake, Albatross and Fish Hawk in the northwestern Atlantic. Smithson. Contrib. Knowl., 30 and Spec. Bull U.S. natn. Mus., 1895 [1896] and Mem. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv., 1 (Text): pp. xxxv+1-553; 2 (Atlas): pp. xxiii+1-26, 123 pl., 417 fig.
  • Melanocetus johnsonii in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2023. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 06/2022.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Buckliger Anglerfisch
English: Humpback anglerfish, Common black devil, black-devil anglerfish
magyar: Púpos horgászhal
中文: 約氏黑角鮟鱇