Lophius litulon (Jordan, 1902)
Yellow goosefish
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Lophiidae (Goosefishes)
Max. size:  150 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,543.0 g
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 25 - 560 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, and the Yellow and East China seas.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). A carnivore (Ref. 9137). Mainly feed on fish, euphausiids, sagittoids and shrimps (Ref. 53326). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166). Consumed as food, liver considered as delicacy in Japan (Ref. 47220).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.05.96
Modified by: Parakikay, Timothy - 12.08.21

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