Lophiodes mutilus (Alcock, 1894)
Smooth angler
photo by Ho, H.-C.

Family:  Lophiidae (Goosefishes)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 234 - 760 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna, north to the Philippines, south to northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Light to dark brown above, lighter below; body, median fins, and pectorals pigmented (distal portion of pectorals with darker pigmentation).
Biology:  Found on the outer continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on fishes (Ref. 5236). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.03.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.01.97

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