Antennarius randalli Allen, 1970
Randall's frogfish
photo by Honeycutt, K.

Family:  Antennariidae (Frogfishes), subfamily: Antennariinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 8 - 31 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Japan,Taiwan, Philippines, Moluccas, Fiji, Marshall Islands and Easter Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Recognized by three white spots (Ref. 48635). Bony part of illicium approximately 1/2 length of 2nd dorsal spine; esca bulbous with 8-10 club-shaped tentacles. Description: Characterized by red or pink color to mottled beige or brown to nearly black with scattered white spots; unbranched pelvic fin rays; curved second dorsal spine, broadly connected by membranous skin to third spine; third dorsal spine posteriorly curved, connected to dorsal fin by membranous skin; presence of caudal peduncle (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabit outer reef slopes (Ref. 1602). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Oviparous. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called 'egg raft' or 'veil' (Ref. 6773).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.02.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 10.07.07

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