Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Lophiidae
Etymology: Lophiodes: Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 208 - 1560 m (Ref. 5263). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: Western Indian Ocean, southern India, NW Australia, the Philippines, South China Sea and Japan,
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5263)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 19. This species is distinguished by having 3 dorsal spines, postcephalic spine absent; illicium relatively short, 13.3-24.2% SL; second dorsal spine relatively short, 12.2-21.2% SL; third dorsal spine relatively short, 9.1-20.6% SL; esca a leaf-like flap; tendrils present on second and third dorsal spine (Ref. 84766).
A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). All known specimens were collected between Elite and Mindanao at depths ranging from 494 to 1,560 m. It is the deepest living of all lophiid species.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C., K.K. Bineesh and K.V. Akhilesh, 2014. Rediscovery of Lophiodes triradiatus (Lloyd, 1909), a senior synonym of L. infrabrunneus Smith and Radcliffe (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae). Zootaxa 3786(5):587-592. (Ref. 95584)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 2.3 - 10.8, mean 7.7 °C (based on 896 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00902 - 0.04415), 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
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100).