Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Lophiiformes > Antennariidae > Antennarius > Antennarius multiocellatus

Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish; Flagpole frogfish)

Synonyms: Antennarius tenebrosus; Chironectes multiocellatus; Chironectes tenebrosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The longlure frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus) is a species of frogfish in the genus Antennarius found in the western Atlantic from Bermuda and the Bahamas, south along the coasts of Central and South America, to Brazil around warm shallow reefs with abundant sponge populations at depths less than 215 feet (66 m).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  

Prey / Diet

Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gonodactylus bredini[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[2]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)[2]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1


Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Haplosplanchnus venezuelensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Paratimonia magnipharynx <Unverified Name>[3]


Western Atlantic: Bermuda to the Bahamas, throughout the Caribbean, and along the coast of Central America to Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil as far south as Salvador. Antilles (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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