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Antennarius pauciradiatus  Schultz, 1957

Dwarf frogfish
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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 Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 73 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical, preferred ?

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Pair of elongate fleshy tabs near tip of 2nd dorsal spine. Only one with the illicium shorter than 2nd dorsal spine.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs mainly near patches of reef and rock. Relatively uncommon (Ref. 9710). Smallest frogfish in the western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).

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Oviparous.

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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