Fowlerichthys ocellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Ocellated frogfish
photo by Flescher, D.

 Family:  Antennariidae (Frogfishes), subfamily: Antennariinae
 Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 500 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Venezuela, including eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and continental coastal regions of the Caribbean Sea, with a single record from the Bahamas. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
 Diagnosis:  3 prominent black spots on side, each surrounded by lighter ring (Ref. 26938).
 Biology:  Inhabits rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Largest species of frogfish in western Atlantic (Ref. 26938).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.06.16
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.94

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