Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Antennariinae
Etymology: Antennatus: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ, that has got antennae (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 130 m (Ref. 1602), usually 30 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 30°N - 32°S, 117°E - 169°W (Ref. 57377)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
soft rays: 7 - 8. Bony part of illicium< 1.8 length of soft dorsal fin base; esca a small bulbous knot of filaments. Has a second dorsal spine not connected to the body by a web of skin and bearing numerous tiny tufts and a filamentous tip.
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Philippines, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands and Lord Howe Island.
Lives at moderate depths in sponge zones (Ref. 48635); occurs in seaward reef flats. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178. Coral and Rocky reefs in 0-130 m, more common between 30-40 m (Ref 90102).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02000 (0.00908 - 0.04406), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .