Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Thaumatichthyidae
(Wolftrap anglers (Ref. 7463), Wolftrap Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Lasiognathus: Greek, 'lasios' = hairy or wooly + Greek, 'gnathos' = jaw (with reference to the huge number of long teeth of the upper jaw) ( Ref. 86949).. More on author: Rosenblatt.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1350 m (Ref. 27827). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5. Escal bulb with a membranous anterior crest. Distal escal appendage an elongate, cylindrical stalk, flattened and expanded distally, bearing slender filaments on periphery, without elongate prolongation emerging from bases of escal hooks. Posterior escal appendage broad, laterally compressed (Ref 27827). Length of illicium 38%SL; anterior crest of escal bulb with rounded outer margin and broad base; posterior escal appendage a compressed flange 2.1% SL in length, with irregularly rounded edge and broad base, emerging from below escal pore (Ref. 86949).
Eastern Central Pacific.
Feeds mainly on fish and occasionally on invertebrates (copepods) (Ref. 27828).
Bertelsen, E. and T.W. Pietsch, 1996. Revision of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Lasiognathus (Lophiiformes: Thaumatichthyidae), with the description of a new species. Copeia 1996(2):401-409. (Ref. 27827)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5352 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .