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Lophius litulon (Anglerfish; Yellow goosefish)

Synonyms: Lophiomus litulon
Language: Italian; Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Swedish

Prey / Diet

Acanthogobius flavimanus (Yellowfin goby)[1]
Acropoma japonicum (Blackmouth splitfin)[2]
Amblychaeturichthys hexanema (Pinkgray goby)[1]
Benthosema pterotum (Spinycheek lanternfish)[1]
Callionymus valenciennei (Dragonet)[1]
Conger myriaster (White-spotted conger)[1]
Crangon affinis (Japanese sand shrimp)[2]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[2]
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)[1]
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)[2]
Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)[1]
Pennahia argentata (White croaker)[1]
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae (Marbled sole)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropoma japonicum (Blackmouth splitfin)1
Alcichthys elongatus1
Cleisthenes herzensteini (pointhead flounder)2
Cynoglossus joyneri (Red tongue sole)1
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Gymnocanthus intermedius (Sculpin)1
Helicolenus hilgendorfii (Hilgendorf's saucord)1
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)1
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)1
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Liparis tanakae (Tanaka's snailfish)1
Paralichthys olivaceus (Olive flounder)2
Physiculus japonicus (Japanese codling)1
Scomberomorus niphonius (Spotted Spanish mackerel)1
Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago)1
Thunnus tonggol (Oriental bonito)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)2
Trichiurus margarites (hairtail)2
Zeus faber (European john dory)2


Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephaloides propinquus[1]
Clestobothrium crassiceps[1]
Contracaecum marinum <Unverified Name>[3]
Derogenes varicus[3]
Echinorhynchus dissimilis[3]
Echinorhynchus gadi[3]
Echinorhynchus lotellae[3]
Grillotia erinaceus[1]
Hysterothylacium marinum[3]
Ichthyascaris lophii <Unverified Name>[3]
Lecithophyllum fuscum <Unverified Name>[3]
Ortoanisakis lophii <Unverified Name>[3]
Otodistomum cestoides[1]
Raphidascaroides nipponensis[3]
Sterrhurus longicaudatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Tubulovesicula angusticauda[3]


China; East China Sea; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, and the Yellow and East China seas.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Sea of Japan; South China Sea; Taiwan; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2Jung Hwa Choi, Bong Jun Sung, Dong Woo Lee, Jong Bin Kim, Taeck Yun Oh and Jung Nyun Kim, Feeding Habits of Yellow Goose Fish Lophius litulon and John Dory Zeus faber in the South Sea of Korea, Fish Aquat Sci 14(4), 435-441, 2011
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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