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Frogfish Antennariidae
2014-08-06 11:08:26

Antennariidae is a family that holds forty-eight species of frogfish, which are actually a type of anglerfish that reside in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean. Most frogfish species can be found along the ocean floor near coral or rock reefs, although the Brackishwater Frogfish can be found in both salt and fresh water and the...

Butlers Frogfish Tathicarpus butleri
2013-10-15 10:45:52

The Butler’s Frogfish (Tathicarpus butleri), known also as the blackspot anglerfish, is a rare species of frogfish belonging to the family Antennariidae. The only member of its genus, this species is the most derived member of its family, representing a separate lineage from all other frogfishes, leading to some consideration of it being placed in its own family. It can be found off the...

Psychedelic frogfish Histiophryne psychedelica
2013-03-28 14:20:18

The psychedelic frogfish is found only around Ambon Island, Indonesia at depths of 16 - 23 feet in coral rubble about 66 feet from the shoreline. This fish was discovered in 1992 amongst a shipment of assorted fish that was delivered to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. But was not observed or photographed in the wild until 2008. The psychedelic frogfish was named one of the top ten new species...

Ocellated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:04:14

The Ocellated frogfish, Antennarius ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 492.13 ft (150 m). Its length is up to 14.96 in (38 cm). The Ocellated frogfish has three prominent black spots on each side, each surrounded by lighter ring. It inhabits rocky and...

Spotfin frogfish
2007-02-21 16:02:35

The Spotfin frogfish, Antennarius nummifer, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans to depths of 984.25 ft (300 m). Its length is up to 5.9 in (15 cm). The Spotfin frogfish is a deep-bodied shapeless species, with thickened and adapted pectoral and pelvic fins which serve as limbs allowing the fish to 'walk' over the bottom. It has prickly, scaleless skin...

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