Teleostei (teleosts) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); maculatus: The name maculatus is from the Latin macula, meaning spot, in reference to the black spots on the dorsal surface (Ref. 88694).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 283 - 650 m (Ref. 88694). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88694)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species in the Lophiodes mutilus species group characterized by the presence of many diffuse black spots on the dorsal surface of head and body; an extremely long third dorsal-fin spine (71·9–7·2% LS), extending to the anterior third of caudal fin; a relatively wide and deep head [HW = 61·6–67·5% LH, head depth (HD) = 73·3–78·9% LH]; a relatively long snout (63·2–68·5% LH); a relatively broad interorbital space (distance between the last frontal spines, IF = 47·4–56·0% LH); a relatively short fifth dorsal-fin spine (11·4–16·5% LS); and 17–18 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. 79(7):1722-1745. (Ref. 88694)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 2.1 - 2.3, mean 2.2 °C (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00918 - 0.04336), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).