Ichthyological Research

, Volume 44, Issue 2–3, pp 213–217 | Cite as

Antennatus flagellatus (Teleostei: Antennariidae), a new species of frogfish from southern Japan

  • Nobuhiro Ohnishi
  • Akihisa Iwata
  • Wataru Hiramatsu


A new species of frogfish,Antennatus flagellatus, is described on the basis of two specimens from Kashiwajima Island, Kochi Pref., southern Japan. It is distinguished from congeneric species as follows: illicium long, more than 40% SL and about 3.6 times length of second dorsal spine; caudal peduncle present.

Key words

Antennariidae Antennatus new species southern Japan 


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© The Ichthyological Society of Japan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuhiro Ohnishi
    • 1
  • Akihisa Iwata
    • 2
  • Wataru Hiramatsu
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Animal Sociology, Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceOsaka City UniveersityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Imperial HouseholdTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Funabashi, ChibaJapan

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