This phenomenon also has been described for Goosefish, and it has been assumed that such eggs in that species may have been fertilized (Armstrong et al.
Age, growth, and reproduction of the goosefish Lophius americanus (Pisces: Lophiiformes).
Stages of development of the goosefish, Lophius americanus, and comments on the phylogenetic significance of the development of the luring apparatus in Lophiiformes.
appear to reach sizes of approximately 120 mm TL by the end of their first year.
Our understanding of the life history and ecology of the goosefish (Lophius americanus) is incomplete.
Information on ages of YOY goosefish appears to be contradictory, but does indicate that sizes attained by the end of age 1 can be quite variable.
A portion of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) groundfish survey data and associated collections along the northeast coast of North America have been examined to determine some aspects of the life history and food habits for large juveniles and adult goosefish (Armstrong et al.
Our objectives were 1) to describe more fully the morphological development of goosefish during the transition from pelagic larvae to benthic juveniles, 2) to estimate the timing, sizes, and ages of early life history events, and the growth rates of YOY goosefish, 3) to determine the distribution of pelagic and benthic juveniles in time and space, and 4) to identify the food habits and habitats of settled YOY goosefish.
Two species of Lophius are found in the waters of the northwestern Atlantic, goosefish (L.
Events during the early life history of goosefish were assessed by examination of sizes of fish at capture and by determination of ages and past events in the life of the fish as reflected in its otolith microstructure.
In a comprehensive evaluation of the Northwest Atlantic food web, bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), goosefish (Lophius americanus), silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis), and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) were ranked among the most significant predators of squid (Bowman et al.
The present study provides a current assessment of the reliance on squid populations in the Northwest Atlantic region by four major squid predators; bluefish, goosefish, silver hake, and summer flounder.
Bluefish, goosefish, silver hake, and summer flounder were collected from continental shelf waters off the coasts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts from February 2002 to July 2003.
Each fish was weighed and measured (fork length for bluefish, total length for goosefish, silver hake, and summer flounder), stomachs were removed, prey items were weighed to the nearest 0.
Goosefish A total of 536 goosefish stomachs were analyzed of which 269 (50%) contained prey.