Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Coelophrys: Greek, koilos = hollow + Greek, ophrys = eyebrow (Ref. 45335). More on author: Alcock.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 439 - 1400 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40825)
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 16 - 18. Pale in color but with black tips on pelvic fins (Ref. 6612). Very small ventral fins and low vertebral count. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 2-4; subopercular 4-6; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 4-6; supraorbital 7-10. Disk subglobose, with ventral surface flat; trapezoidal in outline. Illicial cavity very large. Lower jaw projecting relative to upper jaw. Dorsal surface of rostrum broad, flat; anterior margin slightly concave; no enlarged median spine. Gill rakers formed as triangular plates with tiny teeth at distal angle. Fins weak, ventral fins extremely reduced in size. Tail relatively short and slender. Esca with rounded, paired, ventral lobes and a broad, relatively low dorsal lobe. Skin translucent, flabby. Entire body covered with small tubercles with slender spines giving it s semi velvety appearance (Ref. 40825).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C. and K.-T. Shao, 2008. The batfishes (Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae) of Taiwan, with descriptions of eight new records. Journal of the Fisheries Society of Taiwan, 35:289-313. (Ref. 84011)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
): 2.4 - 9.2, mean 6.6 (based on 615 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00746 - 0.05099), 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
): 3.3 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .