Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiomus: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, mys = muscle.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 800 m (Ref. 58488). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: throughout the area.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 30 - 40 cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3461)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found on sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 5213). Oviparous (Ref. 205), multiple spawner (Ref. 32832). Depth range in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea is between 30 m-500 m (Ref. 11230)
Caruso, J.H., 1983. The systematics and distribution of the lophiid anglerfishes. II. Revisions of the genera Lophiomus and Lophius. Copeia 1983(1):11-30. (Ref. 5262)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.8 - 22.5, mean 15 °C (based on 621 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec = 330,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .