HISPID FROGFISH

Antennarius hispidus
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Found on sandy and muddy substrate of sheltered bays as well as on exposed reefs. This species may have different degree of filamentous appendages overgrowing its body. Its colour can range from white, yellow, and brown to black. They may be mistaken for A. striatus but A. hispidus do not have as profound stripes across the body and the lure like appendage has a pom-pom shape rather than a worm shape.
Frequency of sightings:
Occasional
Best time of year:
May-September
Remarks:
up to 69 m depth, size to 22cm
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Aw Shucks, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Madidir, Magic Crack, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), Slow Poke, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Veterbrate
Sand Dweller
Buttom dweller
Frog Fish
- Giant frogfish
- Hairy frogfish
- Hispid frogfish
- Painted frogfish
- Randall's frogfish
- Sargasum Frogfish
- Scarlet Frogfish
- Warty frogfish

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