Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Antennariidae
(Frogfishes) > Histiophryninae
Etymology: Histiophryne: Greek, istion, istos = sail + Greek, phryne = toad (Ref. 45335); pogonius: on the ventrolateral margins of the head (Ref. 89955).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Indonesia and Philippines. Known only from shallow inshore waters of Lombok I. and Komodo I., Indonesia, and perhaps nearshore waters surrounding Cebu I., Philippines (Ref. 89955).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89955); 5.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A frogfish of the lophiiform family Antennariidae, genus Histiophryne, unique in having the entire body, including the lips and outer margins of the sclera, covered with dark spots encircled with a white ring ; cheeks with numerous small shallow depressions, giving a pitted appearance to the head; and genetic divergence in the cytochrome oxidase c subunit I (COI) gene (Ref. 89955).
The species appears to occur within reef habitat and may be more active at night (Ref. 89955).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arnold, R.J., 2012. A new species of frogfish of the genus Histiophryne (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Lombok and Komodo, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3253:62-68. (Ref. 89955)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .