Identification Key Frogfishes
This identification key is only for species of the subfamily Antennariinae (frogfishes, family Antennariidae, suborder Antennarioidei) which are frogfishes living in tropical and Subtropical waters.
Question: In which geographic area have you found the frogfish?
If you can answer this question it is already much easier to find out which frogfish you have found. A lot of frogfishes are only found in a limited area.
Australien continue here
Hawaii continue here
Indian Ocean continue here
Japan and Taiwan continue here
Eastern Atlantic continue here
Eastern Pacific continue here
Red Sea continue here
Western Atlantic continue here
If not from one of the areas mentioned above the frogfish should live in the
Indopacific continue here
Or... no idea where from continue here
Photos of Frogfish-Species
Antennarius: Antennarius biocellatus / Antennarius commerson / Antennarius hispidus / Antennarius maculatus / Antennarius multiocellatus / Antennarius pardalis / Antennarius pauciradiatus / Antennarius pictus / Antennarius randalli / Antennarius sarasa / Antennarius striatus
Antennatus: Antennatus analis / Antennatus bermudensis / Antennatus coccineus / Antennatus dorehensis / Antennatus duescus / Antennatus flagellatus / Antennatus linearis / Antennatus nummifer / Antennatus rosaceus / Antennatus sanguineus / Antennatus strigatus / Antennatus tuberosus
Kuiterichthys: Kuiterichthys furcipilis
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.
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