Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Antennariinae
Etymology: Antennarius: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 31 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical, preferred ?; 26°N - 28°S
Pacific Ocean: Japan,Taiwan, Philippines, Moluccas, Fiji, Marshall Islands and Easter Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
soft rays: 7. Recognized by three white spots (Ref. 48635). Bony part of illicium approximately 1/2 length of 2nd dorsal spine; esca bulbous with 8-10 club-shaped tentacles.
Inhabit outer reef slopes (Ref. 1602). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Oviparous. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called 'egg raft' or 'veil' (Ref. 6773).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called 'egg raft' or 'veil' (Ref. 6773).
Pietsch, T.W. and D.B. Grobecker, 1987. Frogfishes of the world. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 420 p. (Ref. 6773)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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