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Antennatus linearis  Randall & Holcom, 2001

Pygmy anglerfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae (Frogfishes) > Antennariinae
Etymology: Antennatus: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ, that has got antennae (Ref. 45335);  linearis: Named in reference to its unique pattern of lines on the head and body..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 33 m (Ref. 40786).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: currently known only from the coast of East Africa from northern Mozambique to Durban; Aldabra and the Comoro Islands in the western Indian Ocean; Molucca Islands in Indonesia and the Hawaiian Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 18. Short caudal peduncle present; illicium lacks a distinct esca, its length 1.4-2.0 times length of second dorsal spine; second dorsal spine tapering, 10.2-13.4% SL; light brown with two sets of numerous, parallel, curving, dark brown lines, one on body extending downward and posteriorly, then curving forward on abdomen, the other on head curving upward and posteriorly from chin; large, obscure, blackish blotches sometimes present on body.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Secretive on shallow coastal reefs. Among rocky boulders or under large coral rubble pieces (Ref. 48635). Benthic (Ref. 58302).

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Oviparous.

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Randall, J.E. and R.R. Holcom, 2001. Antennatus linearis, a new Indo-Pacific species of frogfish (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae). Pac. Sci. 55(2):137-144. (Ref. 40786)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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