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Antennarius

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Paracanthopterygii
Ordo: Lophiiformes
Subordo: Antennarioidei
Familia: Antennariidae
Genus: Antennarius
Species: A. analis - A. avalonis - A. bermudensis - A. biocellatus - A. coccineus - A. commerson - A. dorehensis - A. duescus - A. hispidus - A. indicus - A. maculatus - †A. monodi - A. multiocellatus - A. nummifer - A. ocellatus - A. pardalis - A. pauciradiatus - A. pictus - A. radiosus - A. randalli - A. rosaceus - A. sanguineus - A. sarasa - A. scriptissimus - A. senegalensis - A. striatus - A. strigatus - A. tuberosus

Name

Antennarius Daudin, 1816

Gender: masculine

Type species: Lophius chironectes Lacepède, 1798, by subsequent designation, designated by Bleeker, 1865

References

* Daudin, F. M. (1816) Antennarius. In: Dictionaire des sciences naturelles.
* FishBase link : Antennarius species list (mirror site)
* Antennarius Daudin, 1816 Report on ITIS

Antennarius is a large genus of frogfishes found worldwide in tropical and subtropical oceans. It contains 25 species.[1]

Behavior

Despite the sedentary nature of species of this genus, they are nearly all voracious carnivores which sit quietly waiting for smaller fishes to pass by. During this time they entice potential prey to come near by wriggle their "lure" and then snap up the fish in their mouths.[1]

Species

Striated Frogfish, Antennarius striatus (Shaw, 1794)
Shaggy Frogfish, Antennarius hispidus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Spotfin Frogfish, Antennarius nummifer (Cuvier, 1817)
Scarlet Frogfish, Antennarius coccineus (Lesson, 1831)
Island Frogfish, Antennarius bermudensis (Schultz, 1957)
Antennarius sanguineus
Antennarius duescus
Tail-jet Frogfish, Antennarius analis (Schultz, 1957)
New Guinea Frogfish, Antennarius dorhensis (Bleeker, 1859)
Rosy Frogfish, Antennarius rosaceus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Brackish-Water Frogfish, Antennarius biocellatus (Cuvier, 1817)
Antennarius randalli
Antennarius pauciradiatus
Antennarius pictus
Warty Frogfish, Antennarius maculatus (Desjardins, 1840)
Antennarius commersoni
Longlure Frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus (Valenciennes, 1837)
Antennarius pardalis
Indian Frogfish, Antennarius indicus (Schultz, 1964)
Antennarius radiosus
Calico Frogfish, Antennarius sarasa (Tanaka, 1916)
Scripted Frogfish Antennarius scriptissimus (Jordan, 1902)
Antennarius avalonis
Antennarius occelatus
Antennarius senegalensis

References

^ a b Tolweb.org

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