Frogfishes, family Antennariidae, are a type of anglerfish in the order Lophiiformes. They are known as anglerfishes in Australia, where 'frogfish' refers to a different type of fish. More

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Please keep in mind, that you find all frogfish species on this list, not only the one a diver (or aquarist) will encounter. If you are interested mainly in the 10 most well known species please click here. More

The longlure frogfish is found from in the western Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda and the Bahamas, south along the coasts of Central and South America. More

frogfish or frog·fish·es Any of various bottom-dwelling fishes of the family Antennariidae of tropical and temperate seas, characteristically having a prickly or warty globose body and pectoral fins adapted for grasping. More

The longlure frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837), is a short, fat, round species. It is a small fish, generally not exceeding 20 cm. Its skin is thick and covered in highly modified scales called dermal spicules. More

Frogfish can change colors and shades to blend in with their background. The bodies are stocky with a loose appearing, prickly covering. The pectoral fins are almost limb-like with a joint much like an elbow. More

Frogfish give “wallflower” a whole new meaning. More

Hairy frogfish, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia - photo courtesy of Silent Symphony Open any coffee table book of underwater photography and you are almost certain to see a few pages dedicated to the majestic frogfish. More

The psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica, is a yellow-brown or peach colored frogfish named for its psychedelic pink and white stripes arranged in a fingerprint pattern. The fish is from the waters near Ambon Island and Bali, Indonesia. More

Also referred to as the Warty Frogfish or Wartskin Angler, the Wartskin Frogfish is aptly named, looking more like a rock or piece of coral. The Wartskin's colors can vary widely, from browns to reds, yellows to purples and white. More

Why the name frogfish? These fishes were previously called anglerfishes, a much more appropriate name for these ambush predators. But anglerfish is now a common name reserved for deep sea fishes that also use a lure to attract prey within their reach. More

The frogfish are sought after by a number of divers with an appreciation for the rare and unusual. This is a juvenile painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus), one of the more common species in the Indo-Pacific. Photo by Scott W. Michael. More

Aquarium Suitability: Wartskin Frogfish / Angler - Antennarius maculatus - Wartskin Frog Fish Wartskin Frogfish / Angler - Antennarius maculatus - Wartskin Frog Fish - MANFACT-HERE Regular Price: $149.99 Our Price: $122.98 2/$244. More

,Zebra frogfish portent of warming seas? By Dr Floor Anthoni, Seafriends Marine Education Centre, Leigh During periods of warm and strong northerly currents, tropical fish from remote Kermadec Islands, Norfolk Island and further away, may succeed in drifting to New Zealand More

This frogfish footage is included in my DVD "Reef Life of the... Giant anglerfish (Antennarius commersoni), often known as a frogfish, from Thailand's Richelieu Rock and Burma's Western Rocky Island. More

Ornate and painted frogfish - photo by Kentrick Chin - Kapalai Open most marine photography coffee-table books and you're almost certain to see a few pages there dedicated to the regal frogfish. More

Frogfish spotted on a night dive (photo 13A) This highly unusual predator is a type of anglerfish, commonly known in this case as a "frogfish". More

Roughjaw Frogfish Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

frogfish, photographed at Ambon Island, Indonesia by David Hall. Credit: ©David Hall/seaphotos. More

Frogfish are full of surprises, from their adaptive colors, shapes and elasticity, to their hunting equipment and mobility, these ambush predators have over 45 species ranging from 5 to 40cm. More

Frogfish are one of those weird & wonderful underwater inhabitants that divers simply love to discover. In addition to their superb camouflage, their incredible variety of colour and texture make them fascinating to observe, while their behaviour is equally unusual. More

The Lure of the Clown Frogfish resembles a bunch of worms. Lure-Giant.jpg The Lure of the Giant Frogfish Lure-shaggy.jpg The Lure of the Shaggy Frogfish Marble-mouthed-1-D22. More

While commonly referred to as Frogfish, Anglers can reach an average length size of three inches in captivity. Anglers adapt well to life in captivity, and are relatively hardy. More

frogfish definition frog·fish (frôg′fis̸h′) noun pl. More

Spotted-tail frogfishes on Singapore shores - Changi, Jun 08 The lure Spots on tail. More

Common names

Antenarius malabarski in Polish (polski)
Antennaire géant in French (français)
Antennaire tacheté in French (français)
Antennarius commersoni in French (français)
Antennarius nummifer in French (français)
baggy angler in English
Beni-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Big angler in English
Big-spot angler in English
black angler in English
black fishing frog in English
Bwavaxic in Kumak
Cá Lu?i dong lông in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lu?i dong vân ch?m in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lưỡi dong lông in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lưỡi dong vân chấm in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Coin-bearing frogfish in English
Commerson's frogfish in English
Commersons Anglerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Dark-spotted frogfish in English
Fishing frog in English
Frogfish in English
Giant anglerfish in English
Giant frogfish in English
Giant stonefish in English
Gouthere-mas in Mahl
Grenouille de Commerson in French (français)
Groot hengelaar in Afrikaans
Gul tudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
Harige hengelaar in Afrikaans
Hispid frogfish in English
ilava boto in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Kelalawar in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kertatok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kolvin-hengelaar in Afrikaans
Krötenfisch in German (Deutsch)
La'otale in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Laffe cochon in Creole, French
Laffe cochon in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Lepu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Nihon-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Nofu in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Ocellated angler in English
Ocellated anglerfish in English
ocellated fringed fishing frog in English
Oni izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Opulent frogfish in English
pejerana in sp
Pletfinnet tudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
Poisson-crapaud in French (français)
Poisson-crapaud tacheté in French (français)
Ranisapo in sp
Ranisapo de Commerson in Spanish (español)
shaggy angler in English
Shaggy anglerfish in English
Sôshi-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Spot-fin anglerfish in English
Spotfin angler in English
Spotfin anglerfish in English
Spotfin frogfish in English
Stridhåret tudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
White-finger anglerfish in English
Zanahoria in sp
Zebra anglerfish in English
Zebra frogfish in English
康氏躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
康氏躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
日本躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
日本躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
毛躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
毛躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
錢斑躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
钱斑躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黃躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
줄씬벵이 in Korean (한국어)

Picture of Antennarius nummifer has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: FishBase
-John E. Randall -Author: John E. Randall
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Antennariidae
Genus : Antennarius
Species : Antennarius nummifer
Authority : Latreille, 1804