Antennarius striatus   (Shaw,  1794) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 10-25 cm TL.

Color: Variable, often light yellow, orange, green, gray or brown with black stripes or elongate blotches, sometimes solid black.

Prominent lines radiate from eye. Bone supporting illicium extends in front of upper lip. Length usually to about 20 cm, but occasionally larger in subtropical zones. Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7.

Observed to inflate itself greatly like the puffers.

Oviparous. Males have more intense coloration and extended cutaneous appendages than females. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called 'egg raft' or 'veil'.

Synonym (s)
Triantennaus zebrinus (Schultz, 1957)
Lophius tricornis (Cloquet, 1817)
Lophius spectrum Gronow, 1854
Chironectes tridens Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Chironectes tigris Poey, 1852
Chironectes scaber Cuvier, 1817
Antennarius zebrinus (Schultz, 1957)
Antennarius tridens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Antennarius tigris (Poey, 1852)
Chironectes tricornis Cloquet, 1817
Phrynelox atra Schultz, 1957
Phrynelox cunninghami (Fowler, 1941)
Saccarius lineatus Gunther, 1861
Phrynelox zebrinus Schultz, 1957

Common Name (s)
• Striated frogfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-08-17

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