Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-25

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-25Anglerfishes neiThis category includes species the family Lophiidae (Goosefishes).

From fishStat, all capture of “Anglerfishes nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean.

From, the largest and smallest species of commercial or subsistence use and distributed in the Pacific Ocean are:

Lophius litulon. Max size: 150 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Blackmouth angler Lophiomus setigerus. Max size: 40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).

Though not distributed in the Pacific Ocean, the larger species Lophius piscatorius (highly commercial) was used as the largest species due to the lack of weight data for Lophius litulon:

Angler Lophius piscatorius. Max size: 200 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 57.7 kg.