Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Histiophryninae
Etymology: Lophiocharon: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, charon,-onos = showy, attractive (Ref. 45335); hutchinsi: Named for Barry Hutchins of the Western Australian Museum, Perth.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 9 m (Ref. 59208). Tropical
Western Pacific: Australia and Aru Islands in the Arafura Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59208)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished from its congeners in having a reduced esca (scarcely if at all differentiated from the illicium) and a relatively short illicium, covered from base to tip with small dermal spinules (Ref. 59208).
Specimens collected using rotenone or box dredge on sandy mud, sponge, and seagrass (Ref. 59208).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pietsch, T.W., 2004. A new species of the anglerfish genus Lophiocharon Whitley (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Australian waters. Rec. Australian Museum 56(2):159-162. (Ref. 59208)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 29.2, mean 28.4 °C (based on 1520 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .