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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Antennariidae


Antennarius commerson

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet


Onekahakaha Tide Pool, Hawaii

Juvenile, Pokai Bay, 30 feet


Electric Beach, Oahu, 35 feet

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet


Waikiki Aquarium


Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 35 feet


Firehouse, Oahu, 60 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 50 feet


Wakatobi, Indonesia, 70 feet


Sea Tiger Wreck, Oahu, 95 feet


Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet


Wailea, Maui


Portlock, Oahu, 25 feet

Portlock, Oahu, 25 feet


Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet


Portlock, Oahu, 25 feet


Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet


Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 3 feet


Sea Tiger wreck, Oahu, 75 feet



100 foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Morgan at Kewalo


Thin membrane @ second dorsal

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 6 feet

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 45 feet


Pu'u Olai, Maui, 40 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

LCU wreck, Oahu, 75 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet


Corsair, Oahu, 105 feet


Juvenile, Spitting Cave, Oahu, 25 feet

Waikiki Aquarium


Sand Island, Oahu, 10 feet

Waikiki Aquarium


The largest and most common frogfish in Hawaii is usually seen waiting in ambush on rocky outcrops or manmade objects where small fish congregate.  Capable of swallowing fish almost as long as itself highly expandable belly.  Juveniles start out as bright yellow before adopting an adult color which may or may not help it blend into the environment.  Light brown is the most common color followed by dark brown, green, red, blue-gray, orange, dull yellow, purple, or black.  Membrane behind second dorsal spine thin, dorsal rays 13, anal rays 8, pectoral rays 11 (one more than A. pictus).  Attains 14 inches.  Indo-Pacific, Hawai'i, and the Tropical Eastern Pacific.