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  • bony ridge on snout smooth
    brown + dark blotches, top - small pale spots
    D III + III, last I-II imbedded
    D I dark, bait = pale bulb with cirri
    Lophiodes beroe, White anglerfish
    gill opening extends before pectoral
  • bony ridge on snout smooth
    top +/- dark/light spots
    belly - small black spots
    D III + II
    D I pale, bait = dark bulb
    Lophiodes monodi, Club-bait anglerfish
    gill opening extends before pectoral
  • bony ridges on snout smooth
    fine chain pattern
    D1 III+III, last very small, close to #V
    Lophiodes reticulatus, Reticulated Goosefish
    floor of mouth: 2 dark blotches
    gill opening extends before pectoral
  • bony ridge on snout rough & spiny
    D III + III,11-12, rear spines - with black membrane
    Lophius americanus, the Goosefish, the Monkfish
    pectoral 25-28, inner rear edge not black
    gill opening all behind pectoral
  • bony ridge on snout rough & spiny
    D III + III,9-10, rear spines - no black membrane
    Lophius gastrophysus, Blackfin Goosefish
    pectoral 22-26, inner rear edge black
    gill opening all behind pectoral
  • head & tail not depressed
    head spines: few, inconspicuous
    ridge eye-snout smooth
    D II (very close) + I
    grey + pale rosettes & lines
    Sladenia shaefersi, Shaefer's anglerfish