Scientific Name
Lophiodes mutilus  
Lophiodes mutilus大眼擬鮟鱇
by: Hsuan-Ching Ho
Author (Alcock, 1894) Depth 300 - 760M
Chinese 大眼擬鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F227 Lophiidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大眼擬鮟鱇 
Max Length 28 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 光擬鮟鱇、鮟鱇 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、South West、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Bay of Bengal [eastern Indian Ocean], 15°04'07"N, 80°25'07"E, Investigator station 137, depth 128 fathoms 
Synonyms Chirolophius japanicus, Chirolophius japonicus, Chirolophius mutilus, Laphiodes mutilus, Lophiodes olivaceus, Lophioides mutilus, Lophius lugubris, Lophius mutilus, Lophius papillosus, Lophius quinqueradiatus, Lophoides lugubris, Lophoides mutilus   
Reference   Alcock, A. W. 1894 Caruso, J. H. 1981 Caruso, J. H. 1985 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057246. ASIZP0058226. ASIZP0062584. ASIZP0062585. ASIZP0062586. ASIZP0062941. ASIZP0063060. ASIZP0063070. ASIZP0063167. ASIZP0063168. ASIZP0063169. ASIZP0063172. ASIZP0063173. ASIZP0063174. ASIZP0063177. ASIZP0063282. ASIZP0063286. ASIZP0063287. ASIZP0063288. ASIZP0063723. ASIZP0064484. ASIZP0064485. ASIZP0064486. ASIZP0064488. ASIZP0064496. ASIZP0064507. ASIZP0064562. ASIZP0065135. ASIZP0065408. ASIZP0065420. ASIZP0065421. ASIZP0065422. ASIZP0067871. ASIZP0068170. ASIZP0073483. ASIZP0073484. ASIZP0073485. ...List all 49 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Smooth angler 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body disk oval-shaped; head less than half of body length; skin smoothly and scaleless, with numerous large fleshy tendrils; frontal bone smoothly; mouth broad and large; pseudobranch present; interorbital area moderately concave, not forming deep U-shaped trough between eyes; sphenotic spine straight, not recurved; inner frontal spine present; humeral spine well developed, sharp and simple; illicium slender, devoid of tendrils, longer than second dorsal spine; esca with a small, simple, lightly pigmented bulb, without cirrus and eye-like appendages, second dorsal spine short and light, devoid of tendrils; third dorsal spine very long (35.9-64.0% SL) and stout, with many dark cirri; fourth dorsal spine absent. Body uniform gray to red-brown brown above ; ventral surface lightl; pectoral fin rays tip light; anal fin slightly darker distally; oval cavity lightly pigmented except for dark pitch on floor on mouth posterior to lower pharyngeals.
habitats Marine. Bathydemersal, found in the outer continental shelf and upper slope, usually in depth 300-680 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 Widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Philippines and northern Australia. It is very common species occurring around Taiwan except Western. 
Utility Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value.