Lophiodes triradiatus Lloyd, 1909



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lophius triradiatus Lloyd, 1909; Lophiodes infrabrunneus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912; Lophiodes abdituspinus Ni, Wu & Li, 1990


Conservation Status

Last record: 1909 or before

Rediscovered before 2014



Laccadive Sea (India), Philippines and South China Sea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lloyd, R. E. (1909). A description of the deep-sea fish caught by the R. I. M. S. ship `Investigator' since the year 1900, with supposed evidence of mutation in Malthopsis. Memoirs of the Indian Museum 2(3): 139-180.


Other references:

Caruso, J. H. (1981). The systematics and distribution of the lophiid anglerfishes: I. A revision of the genus Lophiodes with the description of two new species. Copeia 1981(3) 522-549.

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Bineesh, K. K. and Akhilesh, K. V. (2014). Rediscovery of Lophiodes triradiatus (Lloyd, 1909), a senior synonym of L. infrabrunneus Smith and Radcliffe (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae). Zootaxa 3786(5): 587-592. [automatic download]

Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Lin, Chien-Hsiang. (2022). Redescription of Lophiodes lugubris (Alcock, 1894), with the largest record of Lophiodes triradiatus (Lloyd, 1909) from the South China Sea (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae). Zootaxa 5189(1): 138-145.

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Séret B. and Shao, K.-T. (2009). Redescription of Lophiodes infrabrunneus Smith and Radcliffe, 1912, a senior synonym of L. abdituspinus Ni, Wu and Li, 1990 (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae). Zootaxa 2326: 62-68.

Ni, Y., Wu, H.-L. and Li, S. (1990). On a new species of the genus Lophiodes (Pisces: Lophiidae) from the South China Sea. Journal of Fisheries of China 14(4): 341-343.

Smith, H. M. and Radcliffe, L. (1912). New pediculate fishes from the Philippine Islands and contiguous waters. Scientific results of the Philippine cruise of the Fisheries steamer "Albatross," 1907-1910. No. 16. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 42 (1896): 199-214.


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