Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae
Etymology: Halieutopsis: Greek, halieutis = fisher + Greek, opsis = apperance (Ref. 45335); galatea: Named for the vessel Galathea (galatea = sea nymph); noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1551 m (Ref. 40825). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: off Kenya.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40825)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 17. Ventral surface of the disk with tubercles. Cephalic lateral line scale counts: preopercular 3; subopercular 6; dorsolateral branch of subopercular 3; supraorbital 7-8. Lateral line scale counts on body 9-10; tail 14-15. Disk relatively flat with cranium slightly elevated above surface of disk. Tail stout and tapering to caudal. Esca with skin relatively thick; ventral lobes less distinctly separated from one another relative to other species. Rostrum shelflike, overhanging mouth so that much of the rostrum, esca, and illicial cavity can be seen from ventral view. Gill rakers shaped as stout pedicels with small teeth clustered distally. Paired fins relatively large and stout; dorsal and anal fins small; anal lappet-like (Ref. 40825).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bradbury, M.G., 1988. Rare fishes of the deep-sea genus Halieutopsis: a review with descriptions of four new species (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae). Fieldiana 44:1-22. (Ref. 40825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00749 - 0.05313), b=2.95 (2.72 - 3.18), 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 vulnerability (25 of 100) .