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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These fish also have a defense mechanism for when they are found by predators which includes swelling their body with water and remaining inflated to make swallowing difficult. In the Atlantic, it is found at an average depth of striztus m Ref. In the Atlantic, it is found at an average depth of 40 m Ref.

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It is also observed that the esca is very susceptible to predators therefore the fish rolls it up close to the body when not hunting, and in some species, such as the A. The sexes are separate and females are usually larger than males. There is a bone supporting the illicium extends in front of the upper lip. Echinophryne crassispina Echinophryne mitchelli Echinophryne reynoldsi Fowlerichthys avalonis Fowlerichthys ocellatus Fowlerichthys radiosus Fowlerichthys scriptissimus Fowlerichthys senegalensis Histiophryne bougainvilli Histiophryne cryptacanthus Histiophryne maggiewalker Histiophryne pogonius Histiophryne psychedelica Histiophryne sp.

Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Antennarius biocellatus Antennarius commerson Antennarius hispidus Antennarius indicus Antennarius maculatus Antennarius multiocellatus Antennarius pardalis Antennarius pauciradiatus Antennarius pictus Antennarius randalli Antennarius sarasa Antennarius striatus Antennatus analis Antennatus bermudensis Antennatus coccineus Antennatus dorehensis Antennatus duescus Antennatus flagellatus Antennatus linearis Antennatus nummifer Antennatus rosaceus Antennatus sanguineus Antennatus strigatus Antennatus tuberosus Antennatus sp.


Frogfishes of the world. This species has from worm-like appendages forming the esca which can be regenerated if lost. Along the east coast of southern Africa, it is found in shallow estuaries.

It can swallow something almost twice its own size. It can swallow prey its own size. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43 2: The species is a delight to see in the wild, but it takes a very good observer to pick out a frogfish because of its camouflage. It has been observed to inflate itself similar to the puffer fishes.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Antennsrius available FishBase mirror site: A similar species, Antennarius hispidus may be distinguished from the striated frogfish by its esca or lure which is a large oval shaped tuft rather than worm-like in appearance. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Lophius striatus ShawThe Naturalist’s Miscellany 5: Striate Anglerfish live in a range of environments from shallow estuaries to deeper reef areas to depths of about m.

The only waters these fish are not found antennairus are the Mediterranean and the Arctic. Larvae remain in the plankton for one to two months before settling out onto the reef.

Striate Anglerfish often live in deeper, darker waters than many other members of the family Antennariidae. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

After a frogfish has been subjected to a certain environment, they are able to take in their settings and change color over the span of a few weeks to blend in with the surroundings. I have mostly found the striped frogfish on sand or rubble although some books say they are also found on rocky inshore reefs and coral reefs.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Coral Reefs, 36 1 Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Order — Lophiiformes Family — Antennariidae Genus — Antennarius Species — striatus Common Names English language common names are striated frogfishblack angler, blotched anglerfish, spitlure frogfish, striate anglerfish, striped angler, striped anglerfish, and striped frogfish.


Antennarius striatus Gestreifter oder Streifen Anglerfisch ist ein ausserordentlich interessanter Anglerfisch, vor allem wegen seiner grossen und gut sichtbaren Angel, die er auch gerne in verschiedener Weise bewegt.

Although of no interest to fisheries, Striate Anglerfish are sometimes collected for sale in the aquarium industry. Males have more extended cutaneous appendages on the body than do females. Western Australian Naturalist 5 7: Sign our Guest Book. The dominant coloration varies from yellow to brownish-orange, passing through a range of shades, but it can also be green, gray, brown, almost white, or even completely black without any pattern.

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The striated frogfish was originally described as Antdnnarius striatus by Shaw in Wegen seiner perfekten Tarnung ist er von Tauchern jedoch nicht gerade so einfach zu finden. The frogfish slowly prepares for the surprise attack on the prey by stalking it or just adjusting its mouth in anticipation.

He lies on wait for benthic fishes like flounders and shrimp gobies.

With the oceans gradually becoming warmer, this is increasing the pH levels, causing the waters to hold less oxygen and become more acidic. They gather during mating period, but do not tolerate each other any more after the act of fertilization. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.

If the coral is losing its color, the frogfish must adapt and overcome or become more vulnerable to predators. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. For this purpose he is usually hiding among algae and can nearly not be distinguished from his surroundings because of his hairy appendages.