Family Lophiidae Cuvier (anglerfish)

Actinopteri - Lophiiformes - Lophiidae

Parent taxon: Lophioidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Bannikov 2014, Carnevale et al. 2014, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Jordan 1963, Pietsch and Carnevale 2011, Purdy et al. 2001 and Schultz 2006

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Caruso Emmachaere Eosladenia Lophiodes Lophiomus Lophius Sharfia Sladenia

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Maine, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Italy (1), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Belgium (4), Germany (1)

• Eocene of Italy (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (7), United States (2: Mississippi, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

Total: 30 collections including 34 occurrences

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