Antennarius pauciradiatus Schultz, 1957
Dwarf frogfish
Antennarius pauciradiatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Antennariidae (Frogfishes), subfamily: Antennariinae
Max. size:  6.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 73 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bahamas, off Belize, Colombia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Tortugas and off the Atlantic coast of Florida.
Diagnosis:  Pair of elongate fleshy tabs near tip of 2nd dorsal spine. Only one with the illicium shorter than 2nd dorsal spine.
Biology:  Occurs mainly near patches of reef and rock. Relatively uncommon (Ref. 9710). Smallest frogfish in the western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 26.01.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.94

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