Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Antennariinae
Etymology: Antennatus: From Latin, antenna, antemna = sensory organ, that has got antennae (Ref. 45335); linearis: Named in reference to its unique pattern of lines on the head and body. More on authors: Randall & Holcom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 33 m (Ref. 40786). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indo-West Pacific: currently known only from the coast of East Africa from northern Mozambique to Durban; Aldabra and the Comoro Islands in the western Indian Ocean; Molucca Islands in Indonesia and the Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 18. Short caudal peduncle present; illicium lacks a distinct esca, its length 1.4-2.0 times length of second dorsal spine; second dorsal spine tapering, 10.2-13.4% SL; light brown with two sets of numerous, parallel, curving, dark brown lines, one on body extending downward and posteriorly, then curving forward on abdomen, the other on head curving upward and posteriorly from chin; large, obscure, blackish blotches sometimes present on body.
Secretive on shallow coastal reefs. Among rocky boulders or under large coral rubble pieces (Ref. 48635). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and R.R. Holcom, 2001. Antennatus linearis, a new Indo-Pacific species of frogfish (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae). Pac. Sci. 55(2):137-144. (Ref. 40786)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.9 - 29.3, mean 27.5 (based on 1552 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .