Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); iwamotoi: Named for T. Iwamoto, senior curator of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, in recognition of his contributions to deep-sea fish studies, especially the macrourids (Ref. 88694).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 710 m (Ref. 88694). Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Savannah Seamount, 300 km south of Society Islands (Ref. 88694).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88694)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A member of the L. mutilus species group Caruso, 1981:538) with a relatively long third dorsal-fin spine (56·9–70·8% LS); appressed third dorsal-fin spine reaches between soft dorsal fin and caudal-fin bases; a relatively narrow head [head width (HW) = 52·1–53·8% head length, LH]; a relatively short distance between lower quadrate and anterior palatine spines (66·7–72·6% LH); a relatively short fifth dorsal-fin spine (10·5–13·1% LS), not extending beyond the origin of soft dorsal-fin base; and 19–20 pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 88694).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C., B. Séret and K.-T. Shao, 2011. Records of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) from the western South Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of two new species. J. Fish Biol. 79(7):1722-1745. (Ref. 88694)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00902 - 0.04415), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).