Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Thaumatichthyidae
(Wolftrap anglers (Ref. 7463), Wolftrap Seadevils (Ref. 86949))
Etymology: Thaumatichthys: Greek, 'thauma' = wonder or marvel + Greek, 'ichthys' = fish (common name being "wonderfishes") ( Ref. 86949)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 3570 m (Ref. 26282). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86949); 36.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. Distinguishing characteristics: length of premaxillae 23.5-27.0% SL; short anterior premaxillary teeth: I-1: 3.0, II-1: 1.9, II-2: 4.5, II-3: 4.8, III-1: 1.1, III-2: 1.9, III-3: 2.5, IV-1: 1.0, IV-2: 2.0, V-1: 0.9, V-2: 2.4 mm; esca with a single pair of laterally directed lobes, prolonged into tapering tentacle-like filaments in larger specimens; dorsal most medial escal appendage wart-like and untapering (Ref. 86949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McAllister, D.E., 1990. A working list of fishes of the world. Copies available from D.E. McAllister, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada. 2661 p. plus 1270 p. Index. (Ref. 27116)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6289 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.8 ±0.8 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .