Antennarius

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Antennarius
Commerson's frogfish (Antennarius commerson) in Waikiki Aquarium.JPG
Commerson's frogfish (A. commerson)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Antennariidae
Subfamily: Antennariinae
Genus: Antennarius
Daudin, 1816
Species

11, see text.

Antennarius is a genus of 11[1] 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 m.[2] They can be found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. They are well-camouflaged 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.[3] Commerson's frogfish was the first species in this genus to be described, in 1798.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Antennarius in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  2. ^ Pietsch & Grobecker. Frogfishes of the World. Stanford University Press. 1987. ISBN 9780804712637
  3. ^ http://eol.org/pages/23888/details