Himantolophus macroceras  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 ? - 2100 m (Ref. 46206).   Deep-water

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Eastern Central Atlantic: 1°04'N, 18°22'W (type locality).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: length of illicium 30-44% SL; each primary branch of distal escal appendage unbranched, single side branch emerging from posterior margin at varying distances from base; total length of escal appendage 18% SL in 3.2 cm specimens, 59-214% SL in 5.9-9.2 cm specimens; length of distal escal appendage 5% SL in 3.2 cm specimens, 15-34% SL in 5.9-9.2 cm specimens; side branches cylindrical or slightly tapering toward blunt tip; distal appendage covered with dermal spinules, except for tips (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2 - 2.5, mean 2.3 (based on 800 cells).
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   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .