Commerson's frogfish or the giant frogfish, (Antennarius commerson) is a marine fish belonging to the family Antennariidae.
Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Comes in a variety of colors: yellow, orange, green, brown, and black. Bony part of illicium about equal to length of the 2nd dorsal spine (10.2-16.9 %SL); esca a small tuft of flattened appendages. Membrane behind 2nd dorsal spine thick and spinulose, extending to base of third.
Commerson's frogfish's Behavior & Ecology
Found in lagoon and seaward reefs.
Commerson's frogfish's Feeding
Feed on fish and small shrimps.
Commerson's frogfish's Reproduction
Oviparous. Eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of gelatinous mucus called 'egg raft' or 'veil'.