Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); maculatus: The name maculatus is from the Latin macula, meaning spot, in reference to the black spots on the dorsal surface (Ref. 88694).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 283 - 650 m (Ref. 88694). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88694)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species in the Lophiodes mutilus species group characterized by the presence of many diffuse black spots on the dorsal surface of head and body; an extremely long third dorsal-fin spine (71·9–7·2% LS), extending to the anterior third of caudal fin; a relatively wide and deep head [HW = 61·6–67·5% LH, head depth (HD) = 73·3–78·9% LH]; a relatively long snout (63·2–68·5% LH); a relatively broad interorbital space (distance between the last frontal spines, IF = 47·4–56·0% LH); a relatively short fifth dorsal-fin spine (11·4–16·5% LS); and 17–18 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. (Ref. 88694)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.1 - 2.3, mean 2.2 (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00910 - 0.04376), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 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 (24 of 100) .