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

Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish; Flagpole frogfish)

Synonyms: Antennarius tenebrosus; Chironectes multiocellatus; Chironectes tenebrosus
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Portuguese; Spanish

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).
View Wikipedia Record: Antennarius multiocellatus

Protected Areas

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

Prey / Diet

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[3]
Paratimonia magnipharynx[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.;

External References



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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License