Pink frogmouth

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Pink frogfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Chaunacidae
Genus: Chaunax
Species: C. pictus
Binomial name
Chaunax pictus
R. T. Lowe, 1846

The pink frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae, found around the world on continental shelves in tropical and temperate waters (except the Caribbean Sea), at depths of between 200 and 660 m. Its length is up to 40 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Chaunax pictus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8