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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Antennariidae

HAWAII

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
 

COMMERSON'S or GIANT FROGFISH

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.