Himantolophus crinitus  Bertelsen & Krefft, 1988

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Etymology: Himantolophus: Greek, himas or himantos = leather strap, thong or leash (referring to the thick leathery illicium) + Greek, lopho or lophio = crest or tuft (referring to the baited illicium projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 610 m (Ref. 46206).   Deep-water

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Eastern Central Atlantic: 9°10'N, 15°39'W (type locality).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: anterior escal appendage 2.7-23% SL; distal escal appendage 1.3-2.7% SL in specimens 3-5.5 cm, 9% SL in 8.3 cm specimen; pointed anterior pair of distal escal lobes, blunt posterior pair; posterior escal appendage 2.7-16% SL divided at base into 3 simple branches or represented by a transverse series of 3 simple filaments; posterolateral appendages 8-23, more or less arranged regularly in pairs on base of escal bulb; distal half of illicium, simple or divided into 2 or 3 branches, longest pair 8.9-30% SL (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens taken in bottom trawls at 600-610 m (Ref. 86949).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2003. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .