Antennariidae,

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 35

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Antennariidae
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Antennariidae 

Antennarius biocellatus (Cuvier, 1817)  —Brackish frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Pietsch & Grobecker (1987: 175); record confirmed by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 144). WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines, north to Taiwan, south to Papua  New Guinea and Solomon islands. Found in inshore habitats and estuaries, 0– 10 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Antennarius coccineus  ( Cuvier  in Lesson, 1831) —Scarlet frogfish, freckled frogfish STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Pietsch & Grobecker (1997: 147). USNM and WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East Africa and Mascarenes east to Panama and Chile, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Fremantle (Western Australia) and Lord Howe Island. Demersal, secretive among rocks and sponges, including tidal pools, 1– 75 m. Marine.

Antennarius duescus Snyder, 1904  —Side-jet frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 146). WAM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Southern Indonesia; Papua  New Guinea; Hawaiian islands. Probably more widespread. Demersal, secretive in coral reefs and on coral rubble, 27– 137 m. Marine.

Antennarius nummifer (Cuvier, 1817)  —Spotfin frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAM material ( WAM P. 27411 -007). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Panama, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Cryptic, in coral and rocky reefs, 0– 176 m. Marine.

Antennarius pictus (Shaw, 1794)  —Painted frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAM material ( WAM P. 29624 -070). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Hawaiian and Society islands, south to northern Australia. Cryptic, in coral and rocky reefs, 0– 75 m. Marine.

Antennarius randalli Allen, 1970  —Randall's frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAM material ( WAM P. 30618 -013). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Easter Island. Cryptic, in seaward reefs, 8– 31 m. Marine.

Antennarius rosaceus Smith & Radcliffe  in Radcliffe, 1912 —Rosy frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on USNM material ( USNM 386456). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea; Indonesia east to Marshall and Gilbert islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Cryptic, in coral and rocky reefs, 0– 130 m. Marine.

Antennatus tuberosus (Cuvier, 1817)  —Tuberculate frogfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAM material ( WAM P. 30619 -006). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands. Cryptic, in coral reefs, 1– 73 m. Marine.

Histrio  histrio  (Cuvier, 1817) —Sargassumfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on CAS and WAM material ( CAS 65441View Materials; WAM P. 30617 -001).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Circumtropical except eastern Pacific Ocean. Among floating sargassum. Marine.

WAM

Western Australian Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences