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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Lophiidae Goosefishes

Genus: Lophius

(See list of species below)



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7 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Lophius americanus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Sargent, P.
 
Lophius americanus
[American angler]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Lophius budegassa Spinola, 1807

Photo by Photo by Neto, G.
 
Lophius budegassa
[Blackbellied angler]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lophius gastrophysus Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lophius gastrophysus
[Blackfin goosefish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Lophius litulon (Jordan, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lophius litulon
[Yellow goosefish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Lophius piscatorius
[Angler]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80.3 cm TL
Lophius vaillanti Regan, 1903

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Lophius vaillanti
[Shortspine African angler]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lophius vomerinus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Lophius vomerinus
[Devil anglerfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lophius americanus American angler Western Atlantic 120 TL 1837
Lophius budegassa Blackbellied angler Eastern Atlantic 100 SL 1807
Lophius gastrophysus Blackfin goosefish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1915
Lophius litulon Yellow goosefish Northwest Pacific 150 SL 1902
Lophius piscatorius Angler Eastern Atlantic 200 SL 1758
Lophius vaillanti Shortspine African angler Eastern Atlantic 80.3 TL 1903
Lophius vomerinus Devil anglerfish Southeast Atlantic 100 TL 1837



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013