Smooth anglerfish

The Smooth anglerfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 25 m environment.

The Smooth Anglerfish has a small lure on the snout. This unusual fish occurs on coral reefs and inshore rocky reefs in temperate waters. More

A Smooth Anglerfish with eggs at a depth of 8 m, The Pipeline, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, January 2009. More

The esca of the Smooth Anglerfish mimics an amphipod on which sand gobies (Nesogobius species) feed, and the Smooth Anglerfish feeds on these gobies. The species is considered to be very common in parts of Gulf St Vincent (GSV), below jetties, and in boulder reefs. More

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Common names

Glat tudsefisk in Danish (dansk)
Smooth anglerfish in English
smooth frogfish in English
White-spotted anglerfish in English
Whitespotted anglerfish in English
白斑薄躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑薄躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
西澳大利亚叶蟾躄鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
西澳大利亞葉蟾躄魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Antennariidae
Genus : Phyllophryne
Species : Phyllophryne scortea
Authority : McCulloch and Waite, 1918