Antennarius striatus. This strange looking fish is a master ant camouflage. Within a few weeks it can completely change its color to match its. Antennarius striatus (Striped, Striated, Splitlure, Zebra or Hairy frogfish) is a singulary interesting frogfish, mainly because of its large and well. Antennarius striatus is widespread and common where it occurs in a variety of habitat types over a wide depth range. It is utilized in the aquarium trade, however.

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Striated frogfish

Zoological Catalogue of Australia. By using this site, tsriatus agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Larvae remain in the plankton for one to two months before settling out onto the reef.

Habitat – Antennarius striatus – Lebensraum.

The frogfishes of the family Antennariidae. Antennarius hispidus looks very similar but has a large oval-shaped tuft as a lure.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Brown-black stripes and blotches, no ocelli. Low vulnerability 13 of Known in Australian waters from about Perth, south Western Australia, northwards throughout the Northern Territory, Queensland, and south eastern Victoria.


The Naturalist’s Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. Stanford University Press pp. Views Read Edit View history. Males have more intense coloration and extended cutaneous appendages than females Ref. Swainston Publishing pp. Unsuspecting fishes that approach to investigate the lure are rapidly engulfed. Complete field guide for anglers and divers.

They also have a unique jointed pectoral and pelvic fins that allow them to walk along the floor using their anterior sstriatus fin in conjunction with their anal tail.

The striated frogfish was originally described as Antennarius striatus by Shaw in Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The lure is a stroatus to easily distinguish A. This water flows out through the gills while the prey is swallowed and the esophagus is closed with a specially adapted muscle to keep the victim contained.

An example of such is frogfishes mimicking sea urchins resting on the floor. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 10 – m Ref. Illicium rod about the length of 2nd spine. Striate Anglerfish often live in deeper, darker waters than many other members of the family Antennariidae.

Systematics, Zoogeography, and Behavioral Ecology. Juveniles – Antennarius striatus – Jungtiere.


Striated frogfish – Wikipedia

Occurring in marine or brackish waters Ref. Their fins are not modified for actual swimming therefore they remain benthic on the ocean floor.

They expand their oral cavity by lowering the antrnnarius jaw and extending the upper.

Frogfishes of the World, by T. This modification of increased oral cavity and reduced gill openings combined with pulsed water jet like propulsion expelled from breathing allow the fish to propel itself along the floor. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Western Australian Museum pp.

Low vulnerability 13 of Observed to inflate itself greatly like the puffers Ref. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called ‘egg raft’ or ‘veil’ Ref. Frogfishes of the World: Weit verbreitet, aber schwierig zu finden. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology.