Lophiodes iwamotoi Ho, Séret & Shao, 2011
Long-spine anglerfish

Family:  Lophiidae (Goosefishes)
Max. size:  22.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 710 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Savannah Seamount, 300 km south of Society Islands (Ref. 88694).
Diagnosis:  A member of the L. mutilus species group Caruso, 1981:538) with a relatively long third dorsal-fin spine (56·9–70·8% LS); appressed third dorsal-fin spine reaches between soft dorsal fin and caudal-fin bases; a relatively narrow head [head width (HW) = 52·1–53·8% head length, LH]; a relatively short distance between lower quadrate and anterior palatine spines (66·7–72·6% LH); a relatively short fifth dorsal-fin spine (10·5–13·1% LS), not extending beyond the origin of soft dorsal-fin base; and 19–20 pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 88694).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 August 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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