Japanese Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 299–304 | Cite as

A new lophiid anglerfish,Lophiodes fimbriatus from the coastal waters of Japan

  • Toshiro Saruwatari
  • Kenji Mochizuki


A new species of lophiid anglerfish,Lophiodes fimbriatus, Is described. The holotype was captured from Wakayama and the paratype from Kuba-jima, Okinawa Prefecture, The present species is distinguished from its congeners by the combinations of the following characters: slender and branched tendrils present on both dorsal and ventral surfaces of the body, lightly pigmented illicium, simple vestigial esca, and paired tendrils on the third dorsal spine.


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© The Ichthyological Society of Japan 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiro Saruwatari
    • 1
  • Kenji Mochizuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of the Biology of Fisheries Resources, Ocean Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of FisheriesUniversity Museum, University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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