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Longlure Frogfish
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lophiiformes
Family Antennariidae
Genus Antennarius

Antennarius presently constitutes about 11 species of fish in the family Antennariidae. These fish spend most of their lives on the bottom in relatively shallow water between 20 and 100 meters. They can be found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. They are ambush predators that wait for prey fish to pass by. They have "lures" which they move to attract the prey. They have little economic value other than a minor role in the aquarium trade.


Brackish-water Frogfish, Antennarius biocellatus
Commerson's Frogfish, Antennarius commerson
Hawaiian Freckled Frogfish Antennarius drombus
Shaggy Angler, Antennarius hispidus
Indian Frogfish, Antennarius indicus
Warty Frogfish, Antennarius maculatus
Longlure Frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus
Leopard Frogfish, Antennarius pardalis
Dwarf Frogfish, Antennarius pauciradiatus
Painted Frogfish, Antennarius pictus
Randall's Frogfish, Antennarius randalli
Striated Frogfish, Antennarius striatus