Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives at moderate depths in sponge zones (Ref. 48635); occurs in seaward reef flats. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178. Coral and Rocky reefs in 0-130 m, more common between 30-40 m (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Philippines, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands and Lord Howe Island.
  • Pietsch, T.W. and D.B. Grobecker 1987 Frogfishes of the world. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 420 p. (Ref. 6773)
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Red Sea, Western Pacific: Philippines east to Marshall and Samoan islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 42 mm SL
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Max. size

5.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980))
  • Randall, J.E. 2005 Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 720 p. (Ref. 54980)
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Diagnostic Description

Bony part of illicium< 1.8 length of soft dorsal fin base; esca a small bulbous knot of filaments. Has a second dorsal spine not connected to the body by a web of skin and bearing numerous tiny tufts and a filamentous tip.Description: Characterized by having an illicium almost two times the length of second dorsal spine; with about five dark spherical swellings at base of esca; third dorsal spine has curved tip (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Type Information

Type for Antennarius rosaceus Smith & Radcliffe
Catalog Number: USNM 70266
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon (anch.); Vicinity of Romblon, Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Pacific
Depth (m): 37 to 37
Vessel: Albatross
  • Type: Smith, H. M. & Radcliffe, L. 1912. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 42 (1896): 203, pl. 17; fig. 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 130 m (Ref. 1602), usually 30 - 40 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4.1 - 24
  Temperature range (°C): 28.517 - 28.662
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.266 - 0.553
  Salinity (PPS): 32.276 - 34.254
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.149 - 4.571
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.212 - 0.380
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.502 - 6.058

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4.1 - 24

Temperature range (°C): 28.517 - 28.662

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.266 - 0.553

Salinity (PPS): 32.276 - 34.254

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.149 - 4.571

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.212 - 0.380

Silicate (umol/l): 1.502 - 6.058
 
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Depth: 0 - 130m.
Recorded at 130 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Occurs in seaward reef flats.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 75154).
  • Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen 2006 Fishes. In Beasley, O.L. and A. Wells (eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35.2 Australia: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing, 1472 p. (Ref. 75154)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous.
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Antennatus rosaceus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Antennatus rosaceus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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