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Himantolophus groenlandicus  Reinhardt, 1837

Atlantic footballfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Etymology: Himantolophus: Greek, himas or himantos = leather strap, thong or leash (referring to the thick leathery illicium) + Greek, lopho or lophio = crest or tuft (referring to the baited illicium projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 830 - ? m (Ref. 13608).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Tropical and temperate parts of all oceans.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 10299); 60.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 1; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 5-6; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 4. Illicium short, its base in advance of eye; rays of pectoral and unpaired fins sparsely pigmented, except their bases black; two pairs of swellings in the distal end of esca, almost equal in size and shape (Ref. 13608).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Dwarf males of 4 cm length apparently do not become parasitically attached to females.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Pietsch, T.W., 1986. Himantolophidae. p. 376. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 10299)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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