> Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Etymology: Himantolophus:Greek, himas or himantos = leather strap, thong or leash (referring to the thick leathery illicium) + Greek, lopho or lophio = crest or tuft (referring to the baited illicium projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range 生態学
海 深海浮遊性; 深さの範囲 200 - 365 m (Ref. 86949). Deep-water
背鰭 (合計): 5; 臀鰭: 4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: length of illicium 50-69% SL; proximal part of distal escal appendage undivided 18-32%SL, each primary branch with 2-3 bifurcations, unpigmented, 34-52% SL in total length; unpigmented posterior escal appendage, 5.6-7.0% SL; posterolateral appendages on stem of illicium 0-4, longest pair is distal most 0-402% SL; escal bulb and appendages of large specimens with small scattered dermal spinules (Ref. 86949).
Pietsch, T.W., 2003. Himantolophidae. Footballfishes (deepsea anglerfishes). p. 1060-1061. In K.E. Carpenter (ed.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 2: Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae). (Ref. 57659)