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Family Antennariidae

HAWAII

Antennarius pictus

Blowhole, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Wailea Wreck, Maui, 60 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Wailea Wreck, Maui, 60 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Red Hill, Makena, Maui, 30 feet

 

 

PAINTED FROGFISH

Not common in Hawaii and difficult to distinguish from Commerson's Frogfish.  Multicolored juveniles are fairly common in Japan.  Usually decorated with ocellated spots.  Membrane behind second dorsal spine is thin.  Dorsal rays 12, anal rays 7, pectoral rays 10 (one less than A. commerson).  Indo-Pacific & Hawaii.