Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutopsis: Greek, halieutis = fisher + Greek, opsis = apperance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Smith & Radcliffe.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 410 - 1372 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Western Pacific: Celebes to Okinawa trough.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40825)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. Tubercles present on ventral surface of disk. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 3-4; subopercular 5-6; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3-5; supraorbital 6-8. Lateral line scale counts on body 9-10; tail 11-14. Disk depressed; oval in outline; relatively long. Rostrum short, slightly overhanging the mouth. Esca broader than aperture of illicial cavity in some specimens. Gill rakers in the form of finger-shaped pedicles with thin plates filling angles between pedicles and gill arch; tiny teeth at distal ends of pedicles. Tubercles with 6-7 facets, usually with 1 slender spine. Bifid, sometimes trifid, spines on lateral margins of disk and rostrum. Fins moderately sized and are weak; fin membranes and rays delicate (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. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5 - 9.1, mean 6.6 (based on 363 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00746 - 0.05099), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.6 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .