Striated Frogfish (Antennarius striatus)

Also known as Black Angler, Blotched Anglerfish, Hairy Anglerfish, Hairy Frogfish, Splitlure Frogfish, Straited Anglerfish, Striped Angler, Striped Anglerfish, Striped Frogfish, Striped Hairy Anglerfish, Striped Hairy Frogfish, Toadfish, Zebra Anglerfish, Zebra Frogfish

Description

Also known as Black Angler, Blotched Anglerfish, Hairy Anglerfish, Hairy Frogfish, Splitlure Frogfish, Straited Anglerfish, Striped Angler, Striped Anglerfish, Striped Frogfish, Striped Hairy Anglerfish, Striped Hairy Frogfish, Toadfish, Zebra Anglerfish, Zebra Frogfish.

Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting amongst corals, sponges on jetties, pylons ropes etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat and surroundings, around weedy estuaries, shallow lagoons and fringing reefs rich in sponges.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 22cm
Depth - 10-200m
Widespread Circumtropical

Frogfish are masters at camouflage and will change to match their surroundings. They lure their prey with a stalk between their eyes that copies the movements of its prey. Their mouth can open and expand to the width of their bodies to engulf its prey. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Antennarius-striatus.html

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