Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutopsis: Greek, halieutis = fisher + Greek, opsis = apperance (Ref. 45335); ingerorum: Named for Robert F. Inger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 1380 - 2356 m (Ref. 84011). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel and Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 20. Jaws short, strongly curved. Mouth narrow. Face strongly upturned; gape nearly vertical; rostrum very abbreviated, tipped upward, set back to anterior margin of eyes. Outline of disk oval, cranium slightly elevated above general disk surface. Tail slender, tapered toward caudal. Esca with ventral lobes lentil-shaped, dorsal lobe folded and wrinkled. Illicial cavity small with esca slightly exerted from illicial opening. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 2; subopercular 5; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3; supraorbital 3. Lateral line scale counts on body 9-10; tail 13. Ventral surface of disk, except the lateral line scales on either side of anus, and skin around eyeballs without tubercles, Gill rakers cone-shaped with tiny teeth clustered distally on each. Paired fins small and weak. Dorsal and anal fins somewhat abraded but clearly small; anal fin lappet-like (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
): 1.9 - 4.3, mean 2.8 (based on 166 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
): 3.2 ±0.5 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 (20 of 100) .