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Himantolophus paucifilosus  Bertelsen & Krefft, 1988

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Etymology: Himantolophus: Greek, himas or himantos = leather strap, thong or leash (referring to the thick leathery illicium) + Greek, lopho or lophio = crest or tuft (referring to the baited illicium projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1540 m (Ref. 86949), usually 100 - 400 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water

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Eastern Central Atlantic: 10°46'N, 23°54'W (type locality).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: absent or rudimentary anterior escal appendage, length less than 1% SL; distal escal appendage 0.4-2.6 in SL in specimens 3.2-12.5 cm, 4.3% in 16.3 cm specimen; blunt distal escal lobes; posterior escal appendage 1.5-10% SL, undivided proximally, simple or divided into 2-3 branches distally; 1-2 pairs of posterolateral appendages situated on or near base of escal bulb, simple or bifurcated distal-most and longest pair, length 5.6-13% SL (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens caught in bottom trawls at depths of 600 to 1540 m (Ref. 86949).

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Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2003. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.9 - 17.4, mean 14.1 (based on 39 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.75 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .