Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Antennariinae
Etymology: Antennarius: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ (Ref. 45335). More on author: Schultz.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 73 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Atlantic: Bahamas, off Belize, Colombia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Tortugas and off the Atlantic coast of Florida.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Pair of elongate fleshy tabs near tip of 2nd dorsal spine. Only one with the illicium shorter than 2nd dorsal spine.
Occurs mainly near patches of reef and rock. Relatively uncommon (Ref. 9710). Smallest frogfish in the western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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