Hutchins' Anglerfish, Lophiocharon hutchinsi Pietsch 2004

Lophiocharon hutchinsi. Source: Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

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Hutchins' Anglerfish, Lophiocharon hutchinsi Pietsch 2004

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Known from tropical Australia and Indonesia. In Australian waters, Hutchins' Anglerfish has been recorded from Enderby Island, Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. The species has been collected from inshore sandy, muddy and seagrass habitats, including trawl grounds, at 2-10 m.


To 5 cm SL.


Although these rare anglerfishes are of no interest to fisheries, they have been taken as incidental bycatch in commercial prawn fisheries.

Species Citation

Lophiocharon hutchinsi Pietsch 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 160, figs 1-2, Pl 1, James Price Point, 55 km north of Broome, Western Australia, 17°26'S 122°10'E.


Dianne J. Bray & Vanessa J. Thompson

Hutchins' Anglerfish, Lophiocharon hutchinsi Pietsch 2004


Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, D.J. Bray and D.F. Hoese. 2006. Family Antennariidae, pp. 637-646. In Beesley, P.L. and A. Wells (eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia Part 1, pp. xxiv 1-670.

Hutchins, J.B. 2003. Checklist of marine fishes of the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, pp. 453-478. In F.E. Wells, D.I. Walker and D.S. Jones (eds) The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.

Pietsch, T.W. 2004. A new species of the anglerfish genus Lophiocharon Whitley (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Australian waters. Records of the Australian Museum 56(2): 159–162.

Pietsch, T.W. & D.B. Grobecker.1987. Frogfishes of the world. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 420 p.

Weber, M.C.W. 1913. Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition. Siboga-Expeditie LVII. E.J. Brill, Leiden. 710 p.

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CAAB Code:37210028

Biology:"Fishing lure" on head

Depth:2-10 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm SL


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