Antennatus nummifer spotfin coinbearing or whitefingered frogfish is a rather small frogfish and although widely spread and probably numerous it is rarely found by divers and then mostly on nightdives by somebody with keen eyes. The spotfin frogfish lays its eggs in a band like mass of gelatin.
Temperate australasia tropical atlantic caribbean tropical eastern pacific tropical indo pacific.
Antennatus nummifer. This frogfish is found in the following dive areas i have visited. It is a bad swimmer and usually moves on its flippers. It grows to 13 cm 5 1 in in total length this species can be found in the aquarium trade.
Antennatus nummifer can open its mouth as far as its body is wide. Its diet consists of small fish crustaceans and worms. Sulawesi and bali padang bai in indonesia.
Variable colour bands radiating from pupil of eye and pale edged dark spot at base of rear dorsal fin. Antennatus nummifer is nocturnal and lives benthic. From latin antenna antemna sensory organ that has got antennae ref.
It is often confused with antennatus coccineus. Antennatus nummifer picture by hernández gonzález c l. The spotfin frogfish antennatus nummifer is a fish of the family antennariidae found in all subtropical oceans to depths of 300 m.
Milieu climate zone depth range distribution range ecology. Eukarya opisthokonta animalia chordata vertebrata gnathostomata pisciformes actinopterygii lophiiformes antennariidae antennariinae antennatus antennatus nummifer cuvier 1817.
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