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 ? - 512 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: Taiwan, Philippines. Indonesia and western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40825)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 18. Disk rounded and compressed, with cranium moderately elevated and bulbous rostrum rising slightly above it and extending anterior to mouth. Ventral surface without tubercles. Very wide mouth with lower jaw projecting. Trilobed esca with masses of short filaments, except dorsal tip of dorsal lobe. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 3; subopercular 6-7; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3-4; supraorbital 9. Lateral line scale counts on body 9-10; tail 11-13. Fins weak; anal relatively long, reaching base of caudal (Ref. 40825).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.3 - 18.8, mean 13.1 (based on 78 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00739 - 0.05145), 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
): 3.2 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .