Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335); pumilus: Named for its diminutive size and grotesque appearance (pumilus = dwarf) (Ref. 408240).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 35 - 348 m (Ref. 40824). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off Suriname.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13608)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 3 - 4;
Vertebrae: 19. Pectoral fin membrane thin and translucent, no fleshy pad on ventral surface of rays (Ref. 13608). A pale gray species generally lacking of any markings, at most, it has light gray spots. Smaller than vespertilio, reaching only about 7 cm SL. Subopercular lateral line scale count usually 6 (5-7) (Ref. 40824)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bradbury, M.G., 1980. A revision of the fish genus Ogcocephalus with descriptions of new species from the western Atlantic Ocean (Ogcocephalidae: Lophiiformes). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 42(7):229-285. (Ref. 40824)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.8 - 26.3, mean 22.8 (based on 89 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00746 - 0.05337), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .