Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); iwamotoi: Named for T. Iwamoto, senior curator of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, in recognition of his contributions to deep-sea fish studies, especially the macrourids (Ref. 88694).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 710 m (Ref. 88694). Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Savannah Seamount, 300 km south of Society Islands (Ref. 88694).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88694)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A member of the L. mutilus species group Caruso, 1981:538) with a relatively long third dorsal-fin spine (56·9–70·8% LS); appressed third dorsal-fin spine reaches between soft dorsal fin and caudal-fin bases; a relatively narrow head [head width (HW) = 52·1–53·8% head length, LH]; a relatively short distance between lower quadrate and anterior palatine spines (66·7–72·6% LH); a relatively short fifth dorsal-fin spine (10·5–13·1% LS), not extending beyond the origin of soft dorsal-fin base; and 19–20 pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 88694).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C., B. Séret and K.-T. Shao, 2011. Records of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) from the western South Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of two new species. J. Fish Biol. (Ref. 88694)
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
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00894 - 0.04455), b=2.98 (2.79 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .