Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Histiophryninae
Etymology: Lophiocharon: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, charon,-onos = showy, attractive (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 52 m (Ref. 57178), usually 2 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 6°N - 22°S, 101°E - 145°E (Ref. 57385)
Indo-West Pacific: Singapore and Philippines to the western and northern coasts of Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6773)
A benthic species (Ref. 75154) which occurs in inshore waters near reefs (Ref. 7300, 75154). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Egg clusters are attached to the side of the body of the male parent, either as brooding strategy or as aid in luring other fish for food (Ref. 6773). Solitary, usually under wharf pilings or among debris (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous (Ref. 205). A clutch of eggs is attached to the side of the body of the male parent (Ref. 6773).
Kailola, P.J., 1987. The fishes of Papua New Guinea. A revised and annotated checklist. Vol. 1. Myxinidae to Synbranchidae. Research Bulletin No. 41. Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 194 p. (Ref. 6993)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 29, mean 28.3 °C (based on 570 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 650).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .