Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae
Etymology: Dolopichthys: Greek, 'dolops' or 'dolopos' = ambusher + Greek, 'ichthys' = fish (meaning "a fish that attacks by surprise") (Ref. 86949); karsteni: Named for Karsten E. Hartel, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, in recognition of his interest in deep-sea fishes, and for his dedicated service to ichthyologists everywhere as manager of the MCZ fish collections (Ref. 48556).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 1650 m (Ref. 86949). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5 - 6. Dorsal mid line of escal bulb with single, darkly pigmented anteriorly directed papilla, flanked on each side; slender, compressed, posterior appendage; anterior margin lightly pigmented, length approximately equal to length of escal bulb; darkly pigmented swollen basal portion of posterior appendage (holotype); lower jaw teeth 44-88; teeth on vomer 3-6; dorsal fin rays 6-7; anal fin rays 5-6; pectoral fin rays 15-16 (Ref. 86949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Leipertz, S.L. and T.W. Pietsch, 1987. A new species of ceratioid anglerfish of the genus Dolopichthys (Pisces: Lophiiformes) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Copeia 1987(2):406-409. (Ref. 48556)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 2.2 - 2.7, mean 2.3 °C (based on 556 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).