Cryptic anglerfish

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The cryptic anglerfish (Histiophryne cryptacanthus) is a frogfish found in waters ranging from Taiwan to South Australia. There are an estimated 75 specimens known. The luring appendage on its forehead is reduced to nearly nothing.[1]

Cryptic anglerfish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Antennariidae
Genus: Histiophryne
H. cryptacanthus
Binomial name
Histiophryne cryptacanthus


  1. ^ Pietsch, T.; Arnold, R. & Hall, D. (2009). "A bizarre new species of frogfish of the genus Histiophryne (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Ambon and Bali, Indonesia". American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Retrieved March 1, 2009.