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Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes)


Lophiiformes or anglerfishes are an order of fish characterized by their special form of predation. From the fish head is a fleshy growth which acts as a lure to attract prey.

There are described about 300 species belonging to this order.

 

Species list:

 

caulophryne jordaniCaulophryne jordani
(Fanfin angler)

Scientific name: Caulophryne jordani (Good & Bean, 1896)
Popular names: Fanfin angler
Danish name: Jordans faneangler

Family: Caulophrynidae (Fanfins)

Distribution: Cirumglobal
Depth: 100 - 1500 meter (bathy- and mesopelagic)
Max. size: ~ 20 cm

 

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ceratias holboelliCeratias holboelli
(Kroyer's deep-sea angler fish)

Scientific name: Ceratias holboelli (Krøyer, 1845)
Popular names: Kroyer's deep-sea angler fish
Danish name: Holbølls storangler

Family: Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes)

Distribution:
Capture site: Davis and Denmark strait

Depth: 0 - 4400 m (bathypelagic)
Max. size: 16 cm (male), 120 cm (female)

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chaenophryne longicepsChaenophryne longiceps
(Can-opener smoothdream)

Scientific name: Chaenophryne longiceps (Regan, 1925)
Popular names: Can-opener smoothdream, longhead dreamer
Danish name: Glathovedet mareangler

Family: Oneirodidae (Dreamers)

Distribution: Tropical to temperate parts of all oceans
Capture site: Davis strait

Depth: 500 - 1000 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: 24.5 cm


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cryptosaras couesiCryptopsaras couesi
(Triplewart seadevil)

Scientific name: Cryptopsaras couesi (Gill, 1883)
Popular names: Triplewart seadevil
Danish name: Trevortet storangler

Family: Ceratiidae (Seadevils)

Distribution: Cirumglobal
Depth: 500 - 3000 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: ~ 45 cm

 

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lophius piscatoriusLophius piscatorius (Angler)

Scientific name: Lophius piscatorius (Zugmayer, 1911)
Popular names: Angler, fishing-frog, frog-fish, seadevil etc.
Danish name: Havtaske

Family: Lophiidae (Goosefishes)

Distribution: Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea
Depth: 20 - 1000 meter
Max. size: ~ 200 cm / 60 kg

 

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lophodolos acenthognathusLophodolos acanthognathus
(Whalehead dreamer)

Scientific name: Lophodolos acanthognathus (Regan, 1925)
Popular names: Whalehead dreamer
Danish name: Højpandet mareangler

Family: Oneirodidae (Dreamers)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Observation site: Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 1050 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: ~ 8 cm

 

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