Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Thaumatichthyidae
(Wolftrap anglers (Ref. 7463), Wolftrap Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Lasiognathus: Greek, 'lasios' = hairy or wooly + Greek, 'gnathos' = jaw (with reference to the huge number of long teeth of the upper jaw) ( Ref. 86949).. More on authors: Nolan & Rosenblatt.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1350 m (Ref. 27827). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5. Escal bulb with a membranous anterior crest. Distal escal appendage an elongate, cylindrical stalk, flattened and expanded distally, bearing slender filaments on periphery, without elongate prolongation emerging from bases of escal hooks. Posterior escal appendage broad, laterally compressed (Ref 27827). Length of illicium 38%SL; anterior crest of escal bulb with rounded outer margin and broad base; posterior escal appendage a compressed flange 2.1% SL in length, with irregularly rounded edge and broad base, emerging from below escal pore (Ref. 86949).
Feeds mainly on fish and occasionally on invertebrates (copepods) (Ref. 27828).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertelsen, E. and T.W. Pietsch, 1996. Revision of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Lasiognathus (Lophiiformes: Thaumatichthyidae), with the description of a new species. Copeia 1996(2):401-409. (Ref. 27827)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.3 - 15.2, mean 9.1 °C (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5352 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.56 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .