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Family: Antennariidae Frogfishes



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

Photo by Photo by Barker, D.
 
Allenichthys glauerti
[Glauert's anglerfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by von Zülow, M.
 
Antennarius pardalis
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Antennatus analis
[Tailjet frogfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Antennatus bermudensis (Schultz, 1957)

Photo by Photo by Muller, E.
 
Antennatus bermudensis
[Island frogfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennatus duescus
[Side-jet frogfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Antennatus flagellatus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Echinophryne crassispina
[Prickly anglerfish]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Echinophryne mitchellii
[Spinycoat anglerfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Suzaki, Y.
 
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Fowlerichthys senegalensis
[Senegalese frogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Histiophryne bougainvilli (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Harasti, D.
 
Histiophryne bougainvilli
[Smooth anglerfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Arnold, R.J.
 
Histiophryne maggiewalker
[Queensland frogfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Histiophryne pogonia Arnold, 2012

Photo by Photo by Chalias, V.
 
Histiophryne pogonia
[]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Kuiterichthys furcipilis
[Rough anglerfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Lophiocharon hutchinsi Pietsch, 2004

Photo by Photo by Pietsch, T.W.
 
Lophiocharon hutchinsi
[Hutchins' anglerfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Johnson, S.
 
Nudiantennarius subteres
[Deep-water frogfish]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Phyllophryne scortea
[Whitespotted anglerfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Porophryne erythrodactylus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Rhycherus filamentosus
[Tasselled anglerfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Rhycherus gloveri
[Glover's anglerfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Tathicarpus butleri
[Butler's frogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allenichthys glauerti Glauert's anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 19 TL 1944
Antennarius biocellatus Brackishwater frogfish Western Pacific 14 SL 1817
Antennarius commerson Commerson's frogfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 45 TL 1798
Antennarius hispidus Shaggy angler Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1801
Antennarius indicus Indian frogfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1964
Antennarius maculatus Warty frogfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1840
Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1837
Antennarius pardalis Eastern Atlantic 10.2 SL 1837
Antennarius pauciradiatus Dwarf frogfish Western Atlantic 6.3 TL 1957
Antennarius pictus Painted frogfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1794
Antennarius randalli Randall's frogfish Pacific Ocean 8 SL 1970
Antennarius striatus Striated frogfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1794
Antennatus analis Tailjet frogfish Indo-Pacific 7.8 SL 1957
Antennatus bermudensis Island frogfish Western Atlantic 7.6 SL 1957
Antennatus coccineus Scarlet frogfish Indo-East-Pacific 13 TL 1831
Antennatus dorehensis New Guinean frogfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1859
Antennatus duescus Side-jet frogfish Pacific Ocean 3 SL 1904
Antennatus flagellatus Northwest Pacific 4.9 SL 1997
Antennatus linearis Pygmy anglerfish Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL 2001
Antennatus nummifer Spotfin frogfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1817
Antennatus rosaceus Spiny-tufted frogfish Indo-Pacific 5.8 SL 1912
Antennatus sanguineus Bloody frogfish Eastern Pacific 8.2 SL 1863
Antennatus strigatus Bandtail frogfish Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL 1863
Antennatus tuberosus Tuberculated frogfish Indo-Pacific 9 SL 1817
Echinophryne crassispina Prickly anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7 TL 1918
Echinophryne mitchellii Spinycoat anglerfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.1 SL 1897
Echinophryne reynoldsi Sponge anglerfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL 1984
Fowlerichthys avalonis Roughbar frogfish Eastern Pacific 33 TL 1907
Fowlerichthys ocellatus Ocellated frogfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1801
Fowlerichthys radiosus Singlespot frogfish Western Atlantic 7.6 TL 1896
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus Indo-West Pacific. 28 SL 1902
Fowlerichthys senegalensis Senegalese frogfish Eastern Atlantic 28.5 SL 1959
Histiophryne bougainvilli Smooth anglerfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1837
Histiophryne cryptacanthus Cryptic anglerfish Western Pacific. 9.6 TL 1913
Histiophryne maggiewalker Queensland frogfish Pacifique 6.0 SL 2011
Histiophryne pogonia Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL 2012
Histiophryne psychedelica Psychedelic frogfish Western Pacific 8.7 SL 2009
Histrio histrio Sargassumfish Indian Ocean 20 TL 1758
Kuiterichthys furcipilis Rough anglerfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1817
Lophiocharon hutchinsi Hutchins' anglerfish Western Pacific 4.9 SL 2004
Lophiocharon lithinostomus Marble-mouthed frogfish Western Central Pacific 9.1 SL 1908
Lophiocharon trisignatus Three-spot frogfish Indo-West Pacific 14.7 SL 1844
Nudiantennarius subteres Deep-water frogfish Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1912
Phyllophryne scortea Whitespotted anglerfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1918
Porophryne erythrodactylus Western Pacific 7.4 SL 2014
Rhycherus filamentosus Tasselled anglerfish Southwest Pacific 23 TL 1872
Rhycherus gloveri Glover's anglerfish Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1984
Tathicarpus butleri Butler's frogfish Western Pacific 14 TL 1907



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