Lasiognathus saccostoma

The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Picture of the Lasiognathus saccostoma has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Theodore W. Pietsch, University of Washington
Author: see above

The Lasiognathus saccostoma lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 4000 m environment.

Lasiognathus saccostoma of the family Oneirodidae. The common anglerfish is Lophius piscatorius of the family Lophiidae. More

Lasiognathus saccostoma: This fish has a huge overbite, which gave it the latin name meaning "grotesque among grotesques." It has a "fishing rod" on top of its head with a lure and three bony hooks, which serve to frighten away prey. More

One of the rarest of all fish, Lasiognathus saccostoma is a grotesque anglerfish with a huge, distinct overbite. Its upper jaw extends about twice as far as its lower jaw and, when raised, creates a vacuum sweeping in any nearby potential sustenance. More

Lasiognathus saccostoma of the family Thaumatichthyidae (Wolftrap anglers) with a large overbite with huge movable teeth and a lure with three bony hooks Lophiidae (Goosefishes) Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes) Chaunacidae (Sea toads) Lophiidae (Goosefishes) - Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes) More

is most similar to Lasiognathus saccostoma Regan but differs from this species and from its remaining congeners, Lasiognathus beebei Regan and Trewavas, Lasiognathus waltoni Nolan and Rosenblatt, and Lasiognathus intermedius Bertelsen and Pietsch, in having only two bony hooks in the esca. More

Common names

毛頜鮟鱇 in Mandarin Chinese
毛颌鮟鱇 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Thaumatichthyidae
Genus : Lasiognathus
Species : Lasiognathus saccostoma
Authority : Regan, 1925