Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophius: Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 1013 m (Ref. 56504). Deep-water; 59°N - 12°N, 18°W - 42°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 54 - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4712); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7400); max. reported age: 21 years (Ref. 46508)
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Senegal, including the Mediterranean.
Found from shallow, inshore waters to 650 m depth. Depth range from 300-1013 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Feeds on nekton, mainly fishes (4712).
Caruso, J.H., 1990. Lophiidae. p. 479-480. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00960 - 0.01577), b=3.03 (2.96 - 3.10), based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.8 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.07-0.19; tm=4-10; tmax=21; Fec=46,320).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .