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Australian Wildlife

Australian Anglerfish, Sea Devils



FAMILY : Anglerfish

Painted Anglerfish
(Antennarius pictus)
Painted Anglerfish
The Painted Anglerfish is a lumpy looking fish. It is variable in colour and can be red, orange, yellow, green, brown or black. It sometimes has saddle-like markings on the back. The pectoral fins usually have white tips. The tail usually has three... Click to continue>
Striped Anglerfish
(Antennarius striatus)
Striped Anglerfish
The Striped Anglerfish is variable in colour and can be light yellow, orange, green, gray or brown. IT has black stripes or elongated blotches. The eye has prominent lines radiating from it. The body is covered with whisker-like filaments for... Click to continue>
Blackspot Anglerfish
(Tathicarpus butleri)
Blackspot Anglerfish
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FAMILY : Batfishes

Starry Batfish
(Halieutaea stellata)
Starry Batfish
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FAMILY : Black seadevils

Murray's Abyssal Anglerfish
(Melanocetus murrayi)
Murray's Abyssal Anglerfish
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FAMILY : Fanfins

Fanfin Anglerfish
(Caulophryne jordani)
Fanfin Anglerfish
The Fanfin Anglerfish is a rounded fish with fan shaped dorsal and anal fins. It has a spine above the eyes (the illicium) with a fleshy growth (the esca) at the tip of the spine. The spine can be moved in directions, and the esca wiggled to act as... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Leafvent anglers

Soft Leafvent Angler
(Haplophryne mollis)
Soft Leafvent Angler
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FAMILY : Sea devils

Triplewart Seadevil
(Cryptopsaras couesii)
Triplewart Seadevil
The Triplewart Seadevil has a huge head compared with body. The mouth is upturned and the eye is small. It has a small pectoral fin and three club-like warty lumps on its back in front of the dorsal fin. It lures prey with a rod (illicium)... Click to continue>


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