Monkfish

Order: 
Lophiiformes
Family: 
Lophiidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Head very bulky and crushed. Body with conical trunk. Very large, broad, semicircular mouth with prominent lower jaw and strong, sharp and curved teeth. Variable coloration, reddish or grayish brown with dark spots and lighter belly (whitish or ocher). It is distinguished from the white monkfish (L. piscatorius) by the black color of its peritoneum, visible through the skin. Maximum length greater than 100 cm.

International Designations

France: 
Baudroie rousse
Italy: 
Rospo o Rana pescatrice
Portugal: 
Tamboril
UK: 
Monkfish
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
ANK
Scientific name: 
Lophius budegassa
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
245
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC