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Family: Antennariidae Frogfishes



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47 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Allenichthys glauerti (Whitley, 1944)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Allenichthys glauerti
[Glauert's anglerfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Antennarius biocellatus (Cuvier, 1817)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Antennarius biocellatus
[Brackishwater frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Antennarius commerson (Lacepède, 1798)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennarius commerson
[Commerson's frogfish]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Antennarius hispidus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Antennarius hispidus
[Shaggy angler]

Photo by Ganapathiraju, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Antennarius indicus Schultz, 1964

Photo by Ganapathiraju, P.
 
Antennarius indicus
[Indian frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Antennarius maculatus (Desjardins, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennarius maculatus
[Warty frogfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Antennarius multiocellatus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Antennarius multiocellatus
[Longlure frogfish]

Photo by von Zülow, M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Antennarius pardalis (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by von Zülow, M.
 
Antennarius pardalis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Antennarius pauciradiatus Schultz, 1957

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennarius pauciradiatus
[Dwarf frogfish]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Antennarius pictus (Shaw, 1794)

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Antennarius pictus
[Painted frogfish]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Antennarius randalli Allen, 1970

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Antennarius randalli
[Randall's frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Antennarius striatus (Shaw, 1794)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennarius striatus
[Striated frogfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Antennatus analis (Schultz, 1957)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Antennatus analis
[Tailjet frogfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Antennatus bermudensis
[Island frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-East-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Antennatus coccineus (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus coccineus
[Scarlet frogfish]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Antennatus dorehensis (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Antennatus dorehensis
[New Guinean frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Antennatus duescus (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus duescus
[Side-jet frogfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Antennatus flagellatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Antennatus linearis Randall & Holcom, 2001

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus linearis
[Pygmy anglerfish]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Antennatus nummifer (Cuvier, 1817)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Antennatus nummifer
[Spotfin frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Antennatus rosaceus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus rosaceus
[Spiny-tufted frogfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Antennatus sanguineus (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Antennatus sanguineus
[Bloody frogfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Antennatus strigatus (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Antennatus strigatus
[Bandtail frogfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Antennatus tuberosus (Cuvier, 1817)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus tuberosus
[Tuberculated frogfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Echinophryne crassispina McCulloch & Waite, 1918

Photo by CSIRO
 
Echinophryne crassispina
[Prickly anglerfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Echinophryne mitchellii (Morton, 1897)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Echinophryne mitchellii
[Long-spined anglerfish]

Photo by Hall, D.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Echinophryne reynoldsi Pietsch & Kuiter, 1984

Photo by Hall, D.J.
 
Echinophryne reynoldsi
[Sponge anglerfish]

Photo by Garcia, S.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Fowlerichthys avalonis (Jordan & Starks, 1907)

Photo by Garcia, S.
 
Fowlerichthys avalonis
[Roughbar frogfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Fowlerichthys ocellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Fowlerichthys ocellatus
[Ocellated frogfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Fowlerichthys radiosus (Garman, 1896)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Fowlerichthys radiosus
[Singlespot frogfish]

Photo by Suzaki, Y.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus (Jordan, 1902)

Photo by Suzaki, Y.
 
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus
[]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Fowlerichthys senegalensis (Cadenat, 1959)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Fowlerichthys senegalensis
[Senegalese frogfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Histiophryne bougainvilli
[Bougainvilles anglerfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL
Histiophryne cryptacanthus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Histiophryne cryptacanthus
[Cryptic anglerfish]

Photo by Arnold, R.J.

Pacifique
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Histiophryne maggiewalker Arnold & Pietsch, 2011

Photo by Arnold, R.J.
 
Histiophryne maggiewalker
[Queensland frogfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Histiophryne pogonius
[]

Photo by Hall, D.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Histiophryne psychedelica Pietsch, Arnold & Hall, 2009

Photo by Hall, D.J.
 
Histiophryne psychedelica
[Psychedelic frogfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Histrio histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Histrio histrio
[Sargassumfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Kuiterichthys furcipilis (Cuvier, 1817)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Kuiterichthys furcipilis
[Rough anglerfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Lophiocharon hutchinsi
[Hutchins' anglerfish]

Photo by Swann, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Lophiocharon lithinostomus (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)

Photo by Swann, R.
 
Lophiocharon lithinostomus
[Marble-mouthed frogfish]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Lophiocharon trisignatus (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Lophiocharon trisignatus
[Three-spot frogfish]

Photo by Freshwater and Marine Image Bank

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Nudiantennarius subteres (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
 
Nudiantennarius subteres
[Deep-water frogfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Phyllophryne scortea (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Phyllophryne scortea
[Smooth anglerfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhycherus filamentosus (Castelnau, 1872)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Rhycherus filamentosus
[Tasselled anglerfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Rhycherus gloveri
[Glover's anglerfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Tathicarpus butleri Ogilby, 1907

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Tathicarpus butleri
[Butler's frogfish]
47 Species of Family Antennariidae
(Frogfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1944 Allenichthys glauerti Glauert's anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19 TL
1817 Antennarius biocellatus Brackishwater frogfish Western Pacific 14 SL
1798 Antennarius commerson Commerson's frogfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 45 TL
1801 Antennarius hispidus Shaggy angler Indo-West Pacific 20 TL
1964 Antennarius indicus Indian frogfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL
1840 Antennarius maculatus Warty frogfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1837 Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1837 Antennarius pardalis Eastern Atlantic 10.2 SL
1957 Antennarius pauciradiatus Dwarf frogfish Western Atlantic 6.3 TL
1794 Antennarius pictus Painted frogfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1970 Antennarius randalli Randall's frogfish Pacific Ocean 8 SL
1794 Antennarius striatus Striated frogfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
1957 Antennatus analis Tailjet frogfish Indo-Pacific 7.8 SL
1957 Antennatus bermudensis Island frogfish Western Atlantic 7.6 SL
1831 Antennatus coccineus Scarlet frogfish Indo-East-Pacific 13 TL
1859 Antennatus dorehensis New Guinean frogfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL
1904 Antennatus duescus Side-jet frogfish Pacific Ocean 3 SL
1997 Antennatus flagellatus Northwest Pacific 4.9 SL
2001 Antennatus linearis Pygmy anglerfish Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL
1817 Antennatus nummifer Spotfin frogfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1912 Antennatus rosaceus Spiny-tufted frogfish Indo-Pacific 5.8 SL
1863 Antennatus sanguineus Bloody frogfish Eastern Pacific 8.2 SL
1863 Antennatus strigatus Bandtail frogfish Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL
1817 Antennatus tuberosus Tuberculated frogfish Indo-Pacific 9 SL
1918 Echinophryne crassispina Prickly anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7 TL
1897 Echinophryne mitchellii Long-spined anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.1 SL
1984 Echinophryne reynoldsi Sponge anglerfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1907 Fowlerichthys avalonis Roughbar frogfish Eastern Pacific 33 TL
1801 Fowlerichthys ocellatus Ocellated frogfish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1896 Fowlerichthys radiosus Singlespot frogfish Western Atlantic 7.6 TL
1902 Fowlerichthys scriptissimus Indo-West Pacific. 28 SL
1959 Fowlerichthys senegalensis Senegalese frogfish Eastern Atlantic 28.5 SL
1837 Histiophryne bougainvilli Bougainvilles anglerfish Western Pacific 9 TL
1913 Histiophryne cryptacanthus Cryptic anglerfish Western Pacific. 9.6 TL
2011 Histiophryne maggiewalker Queensland frogfish Pacifique 6.0 SL
2012 Histiophryne pogonius Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL
2009 Histiophryne psychedelica Psychedelic frogfish Western Pacific 8.7 SL
1758 Histrio histrio Sargassumfish Indian Ocean 20 TL
1817 Kuiterichthys furcipilis Rough anglerfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL
2004 Lophiocharon hutchinsi Hutchins' anglerfish Western Pacific 4.9 SL
1908 Lophiocharon lithinostomus Marble-mouthed frogfish Western Central Pacific 9.1 SL
1844 Lophiocharon trisignatus Three-spot frogfish Indo-West Pacific 14.7 SL
1912 Nudiantennarius subteres Deep-water frogfish Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL
1918 Phyllophryne scortea Smooth anglerfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1872 Rhycherus filamentosus Tasselled anglerfish Southwest Pacific 23 TL
1984 Rhycherus gloveri Glover's anglerfish Indo-Pacific 16 TL
1907 Tathicarpus butleri Butler's frogfish Western Pacific 14 TL



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