Black angler

The striated frogfish, Antennarius striatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans, to depths of between 10 and 210 m.

The Black angler lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range 10 - 219 m , usually - 40 m environment.

Known as Commersons Frogfish or the Spotted Black Angler, this species has a wide range of coloration and patterns. Most of the body is black and is speckled with various colored spots. More

The Black Anglers are jet black in color, with several white markings covering parts of the body, such as the fins. They can change the tone of their coloration to blend with the surrounding environment over time. More

hey guys, my lfs has a black angler, he is about the size of a quarter. Whats their deal? I know they have this sort of "bait" that hangs from the top of their head and it lures fish into them so they can eat them. More

The Black Angler is one of of may color variants frogfish may exhibit. These color variations allow the predator to blend with its surrounding environment. More

Common names

Antennarius striatus in French (français)
black angler in English
black frogfish in English
Blotched anglerfish in English
Buchi-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Cá Lu?i dong in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Lưỡi dong in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Luoi Vong in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Gestreifter Anglerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Guaperva in Portuguese (Português)
Izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Karasu-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Kertatok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kuro-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Laffe cinq doigts in Creole, French
Laffe cinq doigts in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Peixe-pescador in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-sapo in Portuguese (Português)
Pescador in Spanish (español)
Ppal-gan-ssin-beng-i in Korean (한국어)
ranisapo estriado in Spanish (español)
San chi bì yú in Mandarin Chinese
Shima-izariuo in Japanese (日本語)
Spitlure frogfish in English
splitlure frogfish in English
Streep-hengelaar in Afrikaans
Striate anglerfish in English
striated frogfish in English
Stribet tudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
Striped angler in English
Striped anglerfish in English
Striped frogfish in English
Tokoklo in Fon
Tokoklo in Fon GBE
三齒蟾躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
三齒躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
三齿蟾躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
三齿躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
带纹躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
帶紋躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
杂躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
条纹蟾躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
条纹躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
條紋蟾躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
條紋躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
灰蟾躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
灰蟾躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
雜躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黑躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黑躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
빨간씬벵이 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Antennariidae
Genus : Antennarius
Species : Antennarius striatus
Authority : Shaw, 1794