Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophius: Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Regan.
This species is synonym of Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758 according to Santos et al. (1997: Ref. 35204). The species page will be removed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 800 m (Ref. 2742). Deep-water; 17°N - 23°S, 26°W - 15°E
Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde to 5°S.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118486); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683)
Inhabits upper slope waters. Feeds mainly on fishes (Ref. 2742).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 7400)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.3 - 11.3, mean 8.9 °C (based on 18 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00649 - 0.02677), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 15 [5, 55] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.309 [0.075, 0.991] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.7 [16.4, 22.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.242 [0.076, 0.826] g/100g ; Selenium = 15.8 [3.9, 77.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16 [3, 88] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.21 [0.06, 0.79] mg/100g (wet weight);