Scientific Name
Lophiomus setigerus  
Lophiomus setigerus黑口鮟鱇
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Vahl, 1797) Depth 30 - 800M
Chinese 黑口鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F227 Lophiidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鮟鱇 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鮟鱇、九牙(臺東)、死囝仔魚(澎湖)、合笑(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality China Sea 
Synonyms Chirolophius laticeps, Chirolophius malabaricus, Laphiomus setigerus, Lophiomus longicephalus, Lophius indicus, Lophius setigerus, Lophius viviparus   
Reference   Vahl, M. 1797 Caruso, J. H. 1981 Caruso, J. H. 1983 Caruso, J. H. 1985 Lee, S.-C. 1988 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055363. ASIZP0055448. ASIZP0058225. ASIZP0058676. ASIZP0059829. ASIZP0061085. ASIZP0061137. ASIZP0062543. ASIZP0062544. ASIZP0062545. ASIZP0062569. ASIZP0062570. ASIZP0062571. ASIZP0062572. ASIZP0062574. ASIZP0062575. ASIZP0062576. ASIZP0062937. ASIZP0063059. ASIZP0063517. ASIZP0064574. ASIZP0067752. ASIZP0067786. ASIZP0067890. ASIZP0068126. ASIZP0068243. ASIZP0068329. ASIZP0068370. ASIZP0070160. ASIZP0073490. ASIZP0073491. ASIZP0073780. ASIZP0073901. ASIZP0075156. ASIZP0803513. ASIZP0803547. ASIZP0803651. ...List all 90 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Blackmouth angler; Baudroie bouché noire; Blackmouth goosefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body disk rounded; head broad and depressed; skin smoothly and scaleless, with numerous tasseled, fleshy appendages; posterior margin of frontal edge with 3-4 large spine in each side; mouth broad and large, premaxilla not extending to below anterior margin of eye, lower jaw well extended beyond the premaxilla; both jaws with more than three rows of well developed, depressible teeth; vomer and patalal with teeth; pseudobranch present; gill opening large, restricted below and behind pectoral fin base; interorbit broad and slightly caved; articular with a single spine anterolateral to jaw joint; quadrate with a single lower spine; humeral spine well developed and complex with 2-7 spines. Illicium long, slender, pale, devoid of tendrils, longer than the second dorsal spine; esca with well-developed pennant-like membrane, long cirri and a pair of dark, eye-like appendages; second dorsal spine short, stout, with numerous dark tendrils. Body uniform light to dusky on dorsal surface and lightly pigmented on ventral surface; peritoneum dusky or light; inside of mouth floor black with white speck. D VI, 8; P 22-24; A 6; V 5; C 9; vertebrae 19.
habitats Marine. Bathydemersal, found in the outer continental shelf and upper slope, usually in depth 50-250 m. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end call illicium and esca, acts as a fishing lure to attract preys. 
Distribution Throughout Indo-Pacific Ocean. Depth range 30-500 m. 
Utility Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value.