ANGLER FISH MONKFISH (Lophius piscatorius)



Globtrotter angler Steve Wozniack with a nice monkfish. 


Johan Mikkelsen with a nice monkfish caught with a Savagear lure (www.savage-gear.com)

The angler fish or monkfish (Lophius piscatorius) is  also  called fishing-frog, frog-fish or sea-devil, is a member of the family Lophiidae. The monkfish is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea,  Black Sea,   the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean.


DISTRIBUTION: East Atlantic Mediterranan
MAX SIZE: 130 lb / 60 kg  
MAX LENGTH: 60 inch / 150 cm
MAX AGE: Unknown
ENVIRONMENT: Saltwater

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