Antennatus tuberosus (Cuvier, 1817)

This is one of the few frogfish that is easily identified. We have seen these both in Hawaii and the Marshalls, although all the photos below are from Kwajalein.

The tiny individual below as spotted in a lagoon Halimeda patch on 23 July 2012.

This species has a long, thin, orange illicium but lacks an esca or lure on the top. The illicium is easily seen in several photos of the small individual figured below.

A small specimen.

This one was in rubble along the lagoon reef in about 5m of water.

Created 5 June 2010
Updated 10 September 2016

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