Monkfish

Order: 
Lophiiformes
Family: 
Lophiidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Huge head, very enlarged and crushed, as long as the body and disproportionately wider than it. Wide mouth with prominent lower jaw. Teeth very strong and steely. Eyes in back position. Back brownish, greenish brown or reddish, with dark spots.

International Designations

Germany: 
Seeteufel
France: 
Lotte
Italy: 
Rospo
Portugal: 
Tamboril branco
UK: 
Monkfish
China: 
鮟鱇
Japan: 
Anko
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
MON
Scientific name: 
Lophius piscatorius
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
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
Global production (Tons): 
27751
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC