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Lophius americanus (Monkfish; Goosefish; American angler; American goosefish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Lophius americanus is a goosefish in the family Lophiidae, also called all-mouth, American anglerfish, bellows-fish, devil-fish, headfish, molligut, satchel-mouth, or wide-gape. It is native to the eastern coast of North America.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  27.40 lbs (12.43 kg)
Maximum Longevity [3]  30 years
Migration [2]  Migratory

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States

Prey / Diet

Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[4]
Ammodytes marinus (sand eel)[4]
Astarte arctica (Arctic astarte)[4]
Brosme brosme (Tusk)[4]
Citharichthys arctifrons (Gulf Stream flounder)[5]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Dichelopandalus leptocerus (bristled longbeak)[5]
Doryteuthis pealeii (longfin inshore squid)[5]
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Witch flounder)[4]
Hemitripterus americanus (Wip)[4]
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)[5]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[6]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[4]
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)[5]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[5]
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)[4]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[5]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[4]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[5]
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)[4]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[6]
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)[5]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[4]
Peprilus triacanthus (Sheephead)[5]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[5]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[4]
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)[5]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[4]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[4]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[5]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[4]
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)[4]
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (ellipse)[4]
Zoarces americanus (Ocean pout)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)2
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)1
Carcharias taurus (Spotted sand tiger shark)1
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)1
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)1
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)3
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)2
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)3
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)2
Lamna nasus (Porbeagle shark)1
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)2
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)1
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)1
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)3
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)3
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Saurida brasiliensis (Brazilian lizardfish)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)2
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)1
Sphyrna zygaena (Smooth hammerhead shark)1
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Squatina dumeril (Atlantic angelshark)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)2
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Triglops murrayi (Moustache sculpin)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)2
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)3
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)2

Predators

Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)[4]
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)[6]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[5]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[7]

Providers

Parasite of 
Acanthocephaloides propinquus[4]
Anisakis simplex[4]
Clestobothrium crassiceps[4]
Derogenes varicus[4]
Grillotia erinaceus[4]
Otodistomum cestoides[4]
Progonus muelleri[4]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[4]
Stephanostomum baccatum[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[8]
Derogenes varicus[8]
Progonus muelleri[8]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[8]
Stephanostomum baccatum[8]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Canada; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Quebec in Canada to northeastern Florida in USA, but uncommon in nearshore waters south of North Carolina, USA.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5Food and Ontogenetic Shifts in Feeding of the Goosefish, Lophius Americanus, Michael P. Armstrong, John A. Musick, and James A. Colvocoresses, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 18: 99–103 6Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 7A Quantitative Assessment of the Diet of the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) off Nova Scotia, Canada, Meaghen E. McCord and Steven E. Campana, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 32: 57-63 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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