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All Frogfish Species
Alle Anglerfisch-Arten

Frogfish (Ambon) Anglerfisch
Frogfish (Lembeh) Anglerfisch
Frogfish (Sydney) Anglerfisch

Allenichthys glauerti

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.

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.

Histrio histrio

Kuiterichthys furcipilis
Kuiterichthys pietschi

Antennariidae gen. et nov. sp.

Lophiocharon hutchinsi
Lophiocharon lithinostomus
Lophiocharon trisignatus

Nudiantennarius subteres

Phyllophryne scortea

Rhycherus filamentosus
Rhycherus gloveri

Tathicarpus butleri

 

Frogfishes: Illustration and coloring of the known species

Frogfish are determined by looking at the length of the rod and the form of their lure, the dermal spinules, the number of their spines, the number of fin-rays and the position of the gill opening. It is also important if there are eye spots (ocellus) present or they are missing. The colors are so variable, that they don't help much in identifying frogfishes. Some of the uncommon colors can be used though to prove or disprove a certain identification.
Key to the known Frogfish species
/ Taxonomic Hierarchy / Phylogenetic relationships of Frogfishes

Anglerfische: Illustrationen und Farbgebung der bekannten Arten

Die Anglerfischarten bestimmt man unter anderem durch der Länge, Position der Angel (Rute) und am Aussehen des Köders. Wichtig sind ausserdem das Vorhandensein oder Fehlen von Augenflecken (Ocellus), Die Farben sind leider so variabel, dass man sie nur als zusätzliche Hilfe, jedoch nicht als Haupt-Identifikationsmerkmal verwenden kann. Wissenschaftler zählen ausserdem Rückenflossenstrahlen, schauen sich die Form und Grösse von Hautdornen (Englisch: dermal spinules) und die Position der Kiemenöffnung an.
Anglerfisch-Bestimmungsschlüssel
/ Systematik Lophiiformes / Phylogenetische Verwandtschaften der Anglerfische

Illustration - Illustration
Rod - Angel
Size - Grösse
Coloration - Färbung
 
short  
same length
longer
2-38cm

 

 

kurz  
gleich lang
länger
Allenichthys glauerti Glauert's Frogfish - Glauert Anglerfisch
 
 
2 x

19cm

creme frogfish-Anglerfischyellow / gelb frogfish-Anglerfischlight brown / hellbraun frogfish-Anglerfischbrown / braun frogfish-Anglerfisch

Information Allenichthys glauerti
Glauert's Frogfish - Glauert Anglerfisch

 

Antennarius biocellatus Brackish-Water frogfish (Twinspot Frogfish) - Brackwasser Anglerfisch
+/-

12-14cm

Information Antennarius biocellatus Brackish-Water frogfish (Twinspot Frogfish) - Brackwasser Anglerfisch

Antennarius commerson  Giant frogfish (Commerson's frogfish) - Riesen Anglerfisch
 
 
x

30cm

Juvenile - Jungtier: Antennarius maculatus
        Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch)

Information Antennarius commerson Giant frogfish (Commerson's frogfish) - Riesen Anglerfisch

Antennarius hispidus (Hispid Frogfish (Shaggy Frogfish) - Hispid Anglerfisch)
 
x
 

15-20cm

Information Antennarius hispidus
Hispid Frogfish (Shaggy Frogfish) - Hispid Anglerfisch

Antennarius indicus Indian frogfish - Indischer Anglerfisch
 
x
(x)

19cm

Information Antennarius indicus
Indian frogfish - Indischer Anglerfisch

Antennarius maculatus Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish, Wartskin frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch)

 
 
x

8-10cm

Antennarius maculatus
        Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch) Antennarius maculatus
        Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch) Antennarius maculatus
        Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch)

Information Antennarius maculatus
Warty Frogfish (Clown frogfish, Wartskin frogfish) - Warzen Anglerfisch (Clown Anglerfisch)

Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish (Flagpole Frogfish) - Augenfleck Anglerfisch - Martín pescador, pescador caña larga
 
 
x

11cm

Information Antennarius multiocellatus Longlure frogfish (Flagpole Frogfish) - Augenfleck Anglerfisch - Martín pescador, pescador caña larga

Antennarius pardalis   Leopard frogfish - Leoparden Anglerfisch
 
 
x

10cm

Information Antennarius pardalis
Leopard frogfish - Leoparden Anglerfisch

Antennarius pauciradiatus Dwarfed Frogfish - Zwergenhafter Anglerfisch - pescador enano
x
 
 

1.5-5cm

Information Antennarius pauciradiatus Dwarfed Frogfish - Zwergenhafter Anglerfisch - pescador enano

Antennarius pictus Painted frogfish - Rundflecken Anglerfisch (bemalter Fühlerfisch)

 
 
2 x

10-16cm


Juvenile - Jungtier:

Information Antennarius pictus
Painted frogfish - Rundflecken Anglerfisch (bemalter Fühlerfisch)

Antennarius randalli Randall's frogfish - Randall's Anglerfisch
x
 
 

1.5-2cm

Information Antennarius randalli
Randall's frogfish - Randall's Anglerfisch

Antennarius striatus Striped Frogfish (Striated frogfish, Splitlure Frogfish, Zebra Frogfish, Hairy frogfish) - Gestreifter Anglerfisch (Streifen Anglerfisch)

 
x
 

18-22cm

Information Antennarius striatus
Striped Frogfish (Striated frogfish, Splitlure Frogfish, Zebra Frogfish, Hairy frogfish) - Gestreifter Anglerfisch (Streifen Anglerfisch)

Antennarius analis Tail-Jet Frogfish - "Schwanz-Öffnung" Anglerfisch
 
 
2 x

3-7cm

Information Antennatus analis (Antennarius analis)
Tail-Jet Frogfish - Schwanzatemloch-Anglerfisch

Antennarius bermudensis  Island frogfish - Bermuda Anglerfisch - Antenario
 
x
 

6cm

Information Antennatus bermudensis (Antennarius bermudensis)
Island frogfish - Bermuda Anglerfisch - Antenario

Antennatus coccineus - Antennarius coccineus  Freckled frogfish (Scarlet frogfish) - Sommersprossen Anglerfisch
 
x
 

9-13cm

Information Antennatus coccineus (Antennarius coccineus)
Freckled frogfish (Scarlet frogfish) - Sommersprossen Anglerfisch

Antennarius 
          dorehensis  New Guinea frogfish - Zwerg Anglerfisch (Neu Guinea Anglerfisch)
x
 
 

2.5-5cm

Information Antennatus dorehensis (Antennarius dorehensis)
New Guinea frogfish - Zwerg Anglerfisch (Neuguinea Anglerfisch)

Antennarius duescus Side-Jet frogfish - "Seiten-Öffnung" Anglerfisch
 
x
 

3cm

Information Antennatus duescus (Antennarius duescus)
Side-Jet frogfish - Seitenatemloch-Anglerfisch

Antennatus flagellatus

 
 
long - lang

6cm

creme frogfish-Anglerfisch

Information Antennatus flagellatus

Antennatus linearis Pygmy Anglerfish - Pygmäen Anglerfisch
 
 
x

7.5cm

Information Antennatus linearis
Pygmy Anglerfish - Linien-Anglerfisch

 

Antennarius 
        nummifer  Spotfin frogfish (coinbearing frogfish, whitefingered frogfish) - Rückenfleck Anglerfisch
 
x
 

10cm

Information Antennatus nummifer (Antennarius nummifer)
Spotfin frogfish (coinbearing frogfish, whitefingered frogfish) - Rückenfleck Anglerfisch

Antennarius 
                      rosaceus  Rosy frogfish (Spiny-tufted Frogfish) - Rosa Anglerfisch
 
 
x

4cm

Information Antennatus rosaceus (Antennarius rosaceus)
Rosy frogfish (Spiny-tufted Frogfish) - Rosa Anglerfisch

Antennarius sanguineus Bloody frogfish (Sanguine frogfish) - Blutiger Anglerfisch
 
x
 

8cm

Information Antennatus sanguineus
(Antennarius sanguineus)
Bloody frogfish (Sanguine frogfish) - Blutroter Anglerfisch

Antennatus strigatus  Bandtail frogfish - Gebänderter Schwanz Anglerfisch
 
 
x

8cm

Antennatus tuberosus - Tuberculated Frogfish, Bandfin Frogfish, Pygmy Frogfish - "Tuberkel" Anglerfisch)

Information Antennatus strigatus
Bandtail frogfish - Gebänderter Schwanz Anglerfisch

 

Antennatus tuberosus  Tuberculated Frogfish (Bandfin Frogfish)
 
 
2 x

7cm

Antennatus tuberosus - Tuberculated Frogfish, Bandfin Frogfish, Pygmy Frogfish - "Tuberkel" Anglerfisch)Antennatus tuberosus - Tuberculated Frogfish, Bandfin Frogfish, Pygmy Frogfish - "Tuberkel" Anglerfisch)

Information Antennatus tuberosus Tuberculated Frogfish (Bandfin Frogfish)
Tuberkel Anglerfisch (Schwanzstreifen Anglerfisch)

Antennarius sp. Not identified frogfish from Lembeh - nicht identifizierter Anglerfisch von Lembeh
x
 
 

5-6cm

Information Antennatus sp. (Antennarius sp.)
Not identified frogfish from Lembeh (Lembeh Frogfish) - nicht identifizierter Anglerfisch von Lembeh (Lembeh Anglerfisch)

Echinophryne crassispina  Prickly Frogfish (Thick-spined anglerfish) - "Stachliger" Anglerfisch
 
x
 

7cm

Information Echinophryne crassispinaPrickly Frogfish (Thick-spined anglerfish) - Stachliger Anglerfisch

Echinophryne mitchelli Mitchell's Frogfish (Long-spined anglerfish) - Mitchell's Anglerfisch
 
x
 

7-11cm

creme frogfish-Anglerfischgreen / grün frogfish-Anglerfisch olive / oliv frogfish-Anglerfisch

Information Echinophryne mitchelli Mitchell's Frogfish (Long-spined anglerfish) - Mitchell's Anglerfisch

Echinophryne reynoldsi Reynolds' Frogfish - Reynold's Anglerfisch
 
(x)
x

8-11cm

Information Echinophryne reynoldsi Reynolds' Frogfish, Sponge Anglerfish - Reynold's Anglerfisch

Antennarius avalonis Roughbar frogfish - Avalonis Anglerfisch - pez zanahoria
 
x
 

33cm

Information Fowlerichthys avalonis (Antennarius avalonis)
Roughbar frogfish - Avalonis Anglerfisch - pez zanahoria

Antennarius ocellatus Ocellated frogfish - Ocellus Anglerfisch - Pez rana manchado, pescador ocelado
(x)
x
 

38cm

Information Fowlerichthys ocellatus (Antennarius ocellatus)
Ocellated frogfish - Ocellus Anglerfisch - Pez rana manchado, pescador ocelado

Antennarius radiosus  Big-Eyed frogfish (Singlespot Frogfish) - Grossaugen Anglerfisch
 
x
(x)

11cm

Information Fowlerichthys radiosus (Antennarius radiosus)
Big-Eyed frogfish, Singlespot Frogfish - Grossaugen Anglerfisch

Antennarius scriptissimus

 
x
 

28cm

Information Fowlerichthys scriptissimus (Antennarius scriptissimus)
Scripted Frogfish - "Gestrichelter" Anglerfisch

Antennarius senegalensis  Senegalese Frogfish - Senegal Anglerfisch
 
x
 

29cm

Coloration only known from preserved specimens
Färbung nur von konservierten Exemplaren bekannt

Information Fowlerichthys senegalensis (Antennarius senegalensis)
Senegalese Frogfish - Senegal Anglerfisch

Histiophryne bougainvilli Bougainville's Frogfish (Smooth Angler) - Bougainville's Anglerfisch

x
4%

 
 

6cm

Information Histiophryne bougainvilli Bougainville's Frogfish (Smooth Angler) - Bougainville's Anglerfisch

Histiophryne cryptacanthus  Cryptic Frogfish (Rodless Frogfish) - "Verborgener" Anglerfisch

x
3%

 
 

9cm

Information Histiophryne cryptacanthus Cryptic Frogfish (Rodless Frogfish) - Verborgener Anglerfisch

Histiophryne cf cryptacanthus (Variation of the Cryptic Frogfish, Rodless frogfish - Variante des Verborgener Anglerfisches)

--

 
 

4-6cm?

Information Histiophryne cf cryptacanthus Variation of the Cryptic Frogfish (Rodless Frogfish) - Variante des Verborgener Anglerfisches

 Histiophryne maggiewalker (Maggiewalker Frogfish - MaggiewalkerAnglerfisch)

X

 
 

5-6cm

Information Histiophryne maggiewalker
Maggiewalker Frogfish - MaggiewalkerAnglerfisch

Histiophryne psychedelica - Ambon Frogfish, Moluccan Frogfish, Psychedelic Frogfish / Ambon Anglerfisch, Molukken Anglerfisch, Psychedelischer Anglerfisch

--

 
 

6-9cm

Information Histiophryne psychedelica
frogfish from Ambon (Ambon Frogfish) - Anglerfisch von Ambon (Ambon Anglerfisch)

Histiophryne sp1 (Honeycomb Frogfish - Wabenmuster Anglerfisch)

--

 
 

4-6cm?

Information Histiophryne sp.1

Histiophryne sp2 - <em>Histiophryne cf cryptacanthus</em>

--

 
 

4-6cm?

Information Histiophryne sp.2 (Histiophryne cf cryptacanthus )

Histiophryne sp3 (Bearded Taiwan Frogfish - Bärtiger Taiwan Anglerfisch)

--

 
 

4-6cm?

Information Histiophryne sp.3

Histrio histrio Sargassum Frogfish (Sargassumfish) - Sargasso Anglerfisch
x
 
 

20cm

gray / hellgrau frogfish-Anglerfischgreen / grün frogfish-Anglerfisch

Information Histrio histrio
Sargassum Frogfish, Sargassumfish - Sargasso Anglerfisch

Kuiterichthys furcipilis Rough Frogfish - Rauer Anglerfisch
(x)
x
 

10-15cm

Information Kuiterichthys furcipilis Rough Frogfish - Rauer Anglerfisch

Antennariidae gen. et nov. sp.(Bare Island Frogfish - Bare Island Anglerfisch)
 x
 

7.5cm

creme frogfish-Anglerfischwhite / weiss frogfish-Anglerfisch grya / grau frogfish-Anglerfisch grya / grau frogfish-Anglerfisch

Information Antennariidae gen. et nov. sp. Bare Island Anglerfish - Bare Island Anglerfisch. Undescribed frogfish from South Australia - nicht beschriebener Anglerfisch von Süd-Australien

Lophiocharon hutchinsi
 
 

5cm

Information Lophiocharon hutchinsi Hutchins' anglerfish - Hutchins' Anglerfisch

Lophiocharon lithinostomus Marble-Mouthed Frogfish - Marmor-Maul Anglerfisch
 
 
x
2-3cm 

9cm

Information Lophiocharon lithinostomus Marble-Mouthed Frogfish - Marmor-Maul Anglerfisch

Lophiocharon trisignatus Three-Spot Frogfish (Spotted-Tail Frogfish) - Dreifleck- Anglerfisch (Schwanzfleck Anglerfisch)
 
 
x
1-2cm

14cm (18cm?)

Information Lophiocharon trisignatus Three-Spot Frogfish (Spotted-Tail Frogfish) - Dreifleck-Anglerfisch (Schwanzfleck Anglerfisch)

Nudiantennarius subteres Deepwater Frogfish - "Tief-Wasser" Anglerfisch
x
1/2 
 
 

7cm

Coloration only known from preserved specimens
Färbung nur von konservierten Exemplaren bekannt

Information Nudiantennarius subteres Deepwater Frogfish - Tiefwasser-Anglerfisch

Phyllophryne scortea  Smooth Frogfish - Glatter Anglerfisch
x
2/3
 
 

8-10cm

Information Phyllophryne scortea Smooth Frogfish, White-spotted Anglerfish - Glatter Anglerfisch

Rhycherus filamentosus Tasseled Frogfish - Quasten Anglerfisch
 
 
x

16-23cm

Information Rhycherus filamentosus Tasseled Frogfish - Quasten-Anglerfisch

Rhycherus gloveri Glover's Frogfish - Glover's Anglerfisch
x
 
 

11-16cm

Information Rhycherus gloveri
Glover's Frogfish - Glover's Anglerfisch

Tathicarpus butleri Butler's Frogfish - Butler's Anglerfisch
 
 
x

10-12cm

Information Tathicarpus butleri
Butler's Frogfish - Butler's Anglerfisch

Frogfishes can have the following basic coloring
Anglerfische können die folgenden Grundfarben haben

olive / oliv frogfish-Anglerfisch green / grün frogfish-Anglerfisch creme frogfish-Anglerfisch yellow / hellgelb frogfish-Anglerfisch yellow / gelb frogfish-Anglerfisch orange frogfish-Anglerfisch blood red / rot frogfish-Anglerfisch dark red / dunkelrot frogfish-Anglerfisch brown / braun frogfish-Anglerfisch light brown / hellbraun frogfish-Anglerfisch black / schwarz frogfish-Anglerfisch grya / grau frogfish-Anglerfisch gray / hellgrau frogfish-Anglerfisch beige frogfish-Anglerfisch white / weiss frogfish-Anglerfisch rose / rosa frogfish-Anglerfisch pink frogfish-Anglerfisch lila / hellviolett frogfish-Anglerfisch purple / violett frogfish-Anglerfisch

I identified all frogfishes (anglerfishes) to my best knowledge. Frogfishes are specially difficult to identify (see tips for identification) so mistakes are possible of course! Please write to me, if you have any questions. Latin names according to the newest scientific findings, ITIS Standard Report and Fishbase.

Ich habe alle Anglerfische nach meinen besten Kenntnissen identifiziert. Anglerfische sind jedoch speziell schwierig zu identifizieren (siehe Tipps zur Identifikation), Fehler sind deshalb natürlich möglich! Bitte schreibe mir, falls Du Fragen hast. Lateinische Bezeichnungen nach den neusten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen, ITIS Standard Report und Fishbase.


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