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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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. They are well separated from each other and also from the dorsal fin.

Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Inhabit rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble Ref. Evolutionary history of frogfishes Teleostei: Frogfishes of the World, by T. They often mimic coral or sponges around them to blend in with the environment known as cryptic coloration.

Antrnnarius pair dashes to the surface where the egg mass is expelled from the female while the male releases gametes.

Coloration The color of the striated frogfish is extremely variable including light yellow, orange, green gray or brown with or without black stripes or anetnnarius blotches which are sometimes solid black. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called ‘egg raft’ or ‘veil’ Ref.


Sign our Guest Book. A similar species, Antennarius hispidus may be distinguished antennariuus the striated frogfish by its esca or lure which is a large oval shaped tuft rather than worm-like in appearance. The only waters these fish are not found in are the Mediterranean and the Arctic. Unsuspecting fishes that approach to investigate the lure are rapidly engulfed. Frogfish have one of the fastest eating methods known in the animal kingdom, the fish lacks any teeth and uses suction to inhale its food whole and live.

Observed to inflate itself greatly like the puffers Ref. Echinophryne crassispina Echinophryne mitchelli Echinophryne reynoldsi Fowlerichthys avalonis Fowlerichthys ocellatus Fowlerichthys radiosus Fowlerichthys scriptissimus Fowlerichthys senegalensis Histiophryne bougainvilli Antennsrius cryptacanthus Histiophryne maggiewalker Histiophryne pogonius Histiophryne psychedelica Histiophryne sp. Similar Species Although Antennarius striatus is most similar to Antennarius hispidusit differs in having a slightly shorter illicium and two or more worm-like appendages on the esca or lure.

Antennarius striatus

A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Coral Reefs, 36 1 Illicium rod about the length of 2nd spine. Young frogfish may fall victim to opportunistic predators including fishes. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 10 – m Ref. Please write to me, if you have any antennadius.

They gather during mating period, but do not tolerate each other any more after the act of fertilization. Species Image Gallery prev next.

Antennarius striatus

Fantastic footage of Striate Anglerfish spawning. 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.


New Holland Publishers xvii, pp. Frogfishes of the World: While frogfish have the ability to take in their surroundings and camouflage, they also have the ability to express batesian mimicry where they mimic other dangerous species such as the sea anemone to prevent predators from attacking. Striated frogfish coloration is quite variable.

Solid-black individuals have been known to change colour to the yellow-striped phase over a period of about 5 weeks. 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. Western Australian Museum pp. An example of such is frogfishes mimicking sea urchins resting on the floor. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

Habitat A subtropical benthic species, the striated frogfish resides in rocky, sandy, and rubble habitats as well as coral reefs.

Inhabit rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble Ref. Larvae of Antennarius stiatus PDF p. Fertilization is external, and females produce pelagic eggs in a transparent gelatinous floating ‘scroll-shaped’ mass or ‘raft’ where they remain embedded stristus hatching.