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    • Lophiiformes
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    • Anglerfishes

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Date

January 7, 2017 08:03 PM +11

Description

Camp Cove night dive

Photos / Sounds

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

richardling

Date

November 18, 2012 12:17 PM AEDT

Description

A small Striped Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus)

Photos / Sounds

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

richardling

Date

February 21, 2011 11:37 AM AEDT

Description

A pair of Striped Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus), showing the highly variable colouration of the species

Photos / Sounds

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

richardling

Date

September 12, 2010 11:14 AM AEST

Description

Portrait of a Striped Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotfin frogfish Antennarius nummifer

Observer

georgia_poyner

Date

January 17, 2015 08:46 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

georgia_poyner

Date

February 8, 2015 10:29 AM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 22, 2016 12:58 AM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 21, 2016 10:37 PM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 21, 2016 10:36 PM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

davidfaulks

Date

December 30, 2016 09:14 AM AEDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

davidfaulks

Date

December 30, 2016 09:14 AM AEDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

February 20, 2015 11:12 AM AEDT

Description

One form of camouflage is to be so black and hairy that you have no discernible features... it's possible to make out the tail fin, one "foot" (pectoral fin) and the lure. Clifton Gardens

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Description from Wikipedia

Anglerfishes are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/. They are bony fishes named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head (the esca or illicium) acts as a lure.

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