Distribution, abundance and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatoirus and Lophhius budegassa) (Osteichthyes: Lphiiformes) in the Mediterranean Sea

Authors

  • Nicola Ungaro Laboratorio Provinciale di Biologia Marina
  • Giovanni Marano Laboratorio Provinciale di Biologia Marina
  • Roberto Auteri ARPAT-GEA
  • Alessandro Voliani ARPAT-GEA
  • Enric Massutí Centre Oceanogràfic de Balears, Instituto Español de Oceanografía
  • Mariano García-Rodríguez Servicios Centrales, Instituto Español de Oceanografía
  • Kastriot Osmani Fishery Research Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2002.66s255

Keywords:

Lophius piscatorius, Lophius budegassa, distribution, population structure, length at maturity, Mediterranean Sea

Abstract


The distribution and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa) in the Mediterranean Sea were analysed from trawl surveys data (MEDITS project, years 1994-1999). The above-mentioned species were widely distributed in the Mediterranean, but differences in abundance were found according to geographic sectors and depths. Most of the collected specimens belonged to the first length cohorts and length distributions also differed at macro-area levels. Mean sizes at female sexual maturity were estimated at 68.5 cm and 66.2 cm total length, respectively for L. piscatorius and L. budegassa.

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Published

2002-06-30

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Ungaro N, Marano G, Auteri R, Voliani A, Massutí E, García-Rodríguez M, Osmani K. Distribution, abundance and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatoirus and Lophhius budegassa) (Osteichthyes: Lphiiformes) in the Mediterranean Sea. scimar [Internet]. 2002Jun.30 [cited 2022Sep.29];66(S2):55-63. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/608

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