Chirolophius mutilus   (Alcock)  1894 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 335 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens whitish.

Head 1.6, 2.15 in length with caudal. Breadth of head equal to its length. Eye 66.6, 1.6 in interorbital space and 1.7 in snout. Mouth oblique, lower jaw much projecting. Maxillary by far not reaching below eye. Fang like, more or less depressible teeth in a few rows near symphysis of upper and lower jaws, in a single series on sides. Teeth of lower jaw longer than those of upper jaw. A few similar teeth on sides of vomer and in a single row on palatines. Edge of supraorbital ridge with 3 spines. Humeral spine with 3 points. Dorsal spines flexible, the first and second on snout, the third originating immediately behind eye. Third spine longest, reaching on second dorsal and as long as distance between corner of mouth and gill opening. Fourth and fifth dorsal spines minute, hidden below the skin. Rays of second dorsal, and caudal simple, and articulated. Origin of second dorsal at equal distances from base of caudal and base of third dorsal spine. Origin of anal behind that of second dorsal, end of anal below that of dorsal. Rayed part of pectorals as long as snout and eye. Ventrals half diameter of eye shorter, their origin midway between gill opening and symphysis of lower jaw . Caudal pointed.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Lophius mutilus Alcock 1893
Lophius lugubris Alcock 1894
Lophiodes mutilus Goode and Bean 1895
Lophiodes lugubris Goode and Bean
Lophius mutilus Alcock 1899
Lophius lugubris Alcock
Lophius (Chirolophius) quinqueradiatus Brauer 1960
Lophius (Chirolophius) lugubris Brauer
Lophius lugubris M. Weber 1913
Chirolophius quinqueradiatus Barnard 1927
Chirolophius mutilus Norman 1939
Lophiodes mutilus J. L. B. Smith 1950
Lophiodes lugubris Munro 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Beaufort, LF and Briggs, JC (1962) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Pataudi House, Daryaganj, New Delhi 11 481 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2010-03-12

Back to Search