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Created 11/23/2012

Family Antennariidae


Antennarius striatus

Kahe Point, Oahu, 50 feet


Occurs over soft bottom or among seaweed in deeper water where divers are unlikely to venture.  Light brown, gray, or orange with distinctive black-edged spots and stripes, rarely all black.  Illicium nearly equal in length to 2nd dorsal spine with bait resembling  short worms.  Attains 9 inches.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific and the Tropical Atlantic.