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Ocellated Frogfish

Fowlerichthys ocellatus (Bloch & Schneider 1801)

Diagnostic Description

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3 prominent black spots on side, each surrounded by lighter ring (Ref. 26938).
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Grace Tolentino Pablico
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous.
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Susan M. Luna
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Trophic Strategy

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Inhabits rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Largest species of frogfish in western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
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Biology

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Inhabits rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Largest species of frogfish in western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
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Rainer Froese
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Importance

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fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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Ocellated frogfish

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The ocellated frogfish, Fowlerichthys ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 150 m. Its grows to a length of 38 centimetres (15 in) TL.

All Frogfish have very unique characteristics compared to other fish, they stated that, it usually has “…first and second dorsal-fin spines, some or all fins fringed with red, and a unique combination of fin-ray and vertebral counts (2014).

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References

  • Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2012). "Fowlerichthys ocellatus" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  • Arnold, R. J., Harcourt, R., Pietsch, T. W., (2014). A New Genus and Species of the Frogfish Family from Family Antennariidae (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariid) from New South Wales, Australia, with a Diagnosis and Key to the Genera of Histiophyrninae. Copeia.(3),534-539. 10.1643/Cl-13-155
  • Pietsch, T. W., Arnold, J. R. (2017). The “Lembeh Frogfish” Identified: Redescription of Nudiantennarius subteres (Smith and Redcliffe, in Radcliffe, 1912) (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariid). Copeia. 105.(4),657-663. 10.1643/Cl-17-651
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Ocellated frogfish: Brief Summary

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The ocellated frogfish, Fowlerichthys ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 150 m. Its grows to a length of 38 centimetres (15 in) TL.

All Frogfish have very unique characteristics compared to other fish, they stated that, it usually has “…first and second dorsal-fin spines, some or all fins fringed with red, and a unique combination of fin-ray and vertebral counts (2014).

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