Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutopsis: Greek, halieutis = fisher + Greek, opsis = apperance (Ref. 45335); andriashevi: Named for Anatole P. Andriashev.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 3800 - 4000 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: vicinity of the Mascarene Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 19. Compared to the other species, disk unusually small, disk margin length much smaller and cranium narrower compared to SL; eyes also smaller. Tubercles along edges of disk and sides of tail dorsoventrally flattened and closely adjoining, forming a thin, continuous saw-toothed ridges; those on sides of tail even, extending on either side of the caudal fin like keels. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 2; subopercular 5; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3; supraorbital 3-4. Lateral line scale counts on body 0 (nothing detectable dorsal surface of disk); tail 12-13. Esca slightly exerted from the illicial cavity, tipped forward more than 90°. Gill rakers as thin, triangular plates perpendicular to gill arch, each with tiny teeth clustered distally. Paired fins relatively small, pectoral pedicels joined to body by membrane. Dorsal and anal fins small with last ray of dorsal attached to body by membrane (Ref. 40825).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bradbury, M.G., 1988. Rare fishes of the deep-sea genus Halieutopsis: a review with descriptions of four new species (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae). Fieldiana 44:1-22. (Ref. 40825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00749 - 0.05313), b=2.95 (2.72 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .