Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutichthys: Greek, halieutis, halieutikos = fisher + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); bispinosus: The name refers to the well-developed inner and outer sphenotic tubercles, which is unique to species within complex.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 100 - 400 m (Ref. 85070). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: southern coast of USA and throughout Gulf of Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85070)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species of the H. aculeatus complex is distinguished by having a relatively strong and sharp tubercles on dorsal part of body; both inner and outer sphenotic tubercles are well developed; a row of tubercles almost always present dorsal to orbit; trifid principal tubercles on disk margin with anterior spinelet enlarged; dense arrangement of tubercles on the tail (Ref. 85070).
Most specimens are taken less than 100 m (Ref. 85070).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C., P. Chakrabarty and J.S. Sparks, 2010. Review of the Halieutichthys aculeatus species complex (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of two new species. J. Fish Biol. 77:841-869. (Ref. 85070)
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
): 13.6 - 22.7, mean 19.3 (based on 46 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .