Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutopsis: Greek, halieutis = fisher + Greek, opsis = apperance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Smith & Radcliffe.
Considered to be a junior synonym of Halieutopsis nasutus (Ho, H.C., pers. comm. 07/14).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 391 - 1141 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines, and north of New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40825)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 18. Interorbital narrow. Ventral surface of disk without tubercles, except lateral line scales on either side of anus. Depressed disk, subtriangular in outline. Triangular rostrum, acutely pointed; overhanging mouth, its terminal spine upswept. Aperture of illicial cavity with a broad dorsal median notch. Gill rakers finger-like pedicels with thin plates filling the angles between the pedicels and gill arch; a cluster of tiny teeth at distal end of each pedicel. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 2-4; subopercular 4-6; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3; supraorbital 6-8. Lateral line scale counts on body 9-11; tail 7-14. Moderately sized fins weak (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 - 9.9, mean 7.3 (based on 341 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 (30 of 100) .