Image Gallery: Anglerfishes

The Anglerfishes are primarily tropical fishes that are famous for their use of a 'lure' to attract prey.  Fishes in the family Antennariidae, have also been called angler fishes, frogfishes, sea mice and shore anglerfishes.  Antennariids are classified in a different suborder, the Antennarioidei, to the deepsea anglerfishes.  Worldwide there are about 43 species.  The Australian fauna contains 27 species in 13 genera, 5 of which are temperate endemic genera.