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Author: Garman, 1896

Antennarius radiosus Garman, 1896

Diagnosis: bait a simple, oval-shaped appendage with numerous, more or less parallel, vertically aligned folds. Second dorsal spine attached to head by membrane. Dorsal finrays III + 13 (rarely 12), all soft finrays bifurcate; anal finrays 8 (rarely 7), all bifurcate; pectoral finrays 13-14 (rarely 12), all simple. Colour: a large, darkly pigmented, basidorsal ocellus. Size: to 180 mm SL.

Habitat: most often collected by shrimp trawl on mud bottoms at depths from 20 to 160 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: west coast of Ireland (1 prejuvenile) and Madeira (2 large adults). Elsewhere, from New York and southward to Florida Keys and throughout Gulf of Mexico.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Schultz, 1957 (Kanazawaichthys) | Hubbs, 1958.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Big-eyed frogfish (Antennarius radiosus)