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Lophiodes mutilus  (Alcock, 1894)

Smooth angler
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae (Goosefishes)
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335);  mutilus: Species name misspelled.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 234 - 760 m (Ref. 44037).   Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna, north to the Philippines, south to northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3461)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6. Light to dark brown above, lighter below; body, median fins, and pectorals pigmented (distal portion of pectorals with darker pigmentation).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the outer continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on fishes (Ref. 5236). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaborators

Caruso, J.H., 1983. The systematics and distribution of the lophiid anglerfishes. I. A revision of the genus Lophiodes with the description of two new species. Copeia 1983(3):522-549. (Ref. 5263)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.5 - 14.6, mean 10.2 (based on 435 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00910 - 0.04376), 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):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .