Lophius vomerinus   Valenciennes,  1837 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Lophiiformes
Family:Lophiidae

Image copyrights: Le Noury, P.

Description
Size: Max length 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

Max. age reported: 11 years


Synonym (s)
Lophius upsicephalus Smith, 1841
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Bottom-living fishes, pilchard, round herring and horse mackerel.
Predator:  Rays (Raja pullopunctata), bony fish (Chelidonichthys queketti)

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2010-05-03

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