Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: More on authors: Smith & Radcliffe.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 780 - 1540 m (Ref. 58302). Deep-water
Western Central Pacific: known from a single specimen collected in the Gulf of Tomini in the Celebes. Reported in Cross Seamount (Ref. 7460).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40452)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found on the continental slope (Ref. 40452). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Caruso, J.H., 1999. Order: Lophiiformes. Lophiidae. Anglerfishes (monkfishes). p. 2004-2012. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 40452)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 3.8 - 6, mean 4.6 °C (based on 212 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00918 - 0.04336), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100).