Lophius gastrophysus

Lophius gastrophysus, commonly known as blackfin anglerfish[1] or blackfin goosefish,[2] is a species of anglerfish in the family Lophiidae. It was described by Miranda Ribeiro in 1915. The species is found off the coasts of northern South America, Central America, Aruba, Cuba, and Costa Rica[1] as well as the Gulf of Mexico[3] and the United States on the depths of 200–700 metres (660–2,300 ft).[1]

Lophius gastrophysus
Scientific classification
L. gastrophysus
Binomial name
Lophius gastrophysus
  • Lophius upsicephalus Smith, 1841


The length of the species is 60 centimetres (24 in). The main difference between this and other species from the same genus is that it have black fin and black band under its fin.[4]


  1. Dooley, J.; Matsuura, K.; Collette, B.; Nelson, J.; Fritzsche, R. & Carpenter, K. (2010). "Lophius gastrophysus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T154649A115216694. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T154649A4597581.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. David B. Snyder; George H. Burgess (2016). Marine Fishes of Florida. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-14214-1873-5.
  3. A.W. Everly & J.H. Caruso (2005). "53". In William J. Richards (ed.). Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic. 2. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. p. 771. ISBN 978-0-20350021-7.
  4. Robins, C.R. & G.C. Ray (1986). A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Boston, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 354.

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