Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiomus: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, mys = muscle.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 800 m (Ref. 58488). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 30 - 40 cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3461)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Indo-Pacific: throughout the area.
Found on sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 5213). Oviparous (Ref. 205), multiple spawner (Ref. 32832). Depth range in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea is between 30 m-500 m (Ref. 11230)
Caruso, J.H., 1983. The systematics and distribution of the lophiid anglerfishes. II. Revisions of the genera Lophiomus and Lophius. Copeia 1983(1):11-30. (Ref. 5262)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00886 - 0.04496), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec = 330,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .