Teleostei (teleosts) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
Etymology: Antennatus: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ, that has got antennae (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Gill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 38 m (Ref. 9269), usually 0 - 15 m (Ref. 9269). Tropical; 26°N - 0°
Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9269)
Found in small recesses on rocky reefs and especially along walls. They blend almost perfectly with the background, they often take the markings of tube-worm snails or appear to be encrusting sponges (Ref. 5227). Demersal. Found between the surface to 15 m in depth; rarely until 38 m.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schneider, M. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1995. Antennariidae. Ranisapos. p. 854-857. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9269)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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