Boschma's Anglerfish, Lophichthys boschmai Boeseman 1964

Other Names: Arafura Frogfish, Boschma's Frogfish

Boschma's Anglerfish, Lophichthys boschmai. Source: Queensland Museum. License: All rights reserved

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Boschma's Anglerfish, Lophichthys boschmai Boeseman 1964

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Known in Australian waters from the Northwest Shelf, NNW of Port Hedland, WA (18⁰44'S) to Finke Bay, NT (131⁰57'E). Found elsewhere in the, tropical, East-Indo-West Pacific.

Species Citation

Lophichthys boschmai Boeseman, 1964, Zool. Med. 39: 13, pls 1(figs 1-3), 2(fig. 1).Type locality: Arafura Sea near Merauke, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.


Dianne J. Bray

Boschma's Anglerfish, Lophichthys boschmai Boeseman 1964


Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, D.J. Bray & D.F. Hoese 2006. Antennariidae. pp. 637-646 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp.

Boeseman, M. 1964. Notes on the fishes of western New Guinea II. Lophichthys boschmai, a new genus and species from the Arafoera Sea. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 39: 12-18 pls 1-2

Pietsch, T.W. 1999. Families Antennariidae, Tetrabrachiidae, Lophichthyidae. pp. 2013-2019 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 1397-2068 pp.

Pietsch, T.W. 2006. Lophichthyidae. Lophichthys boschmai. Arafura frogfish. The Tree of Life Web Project, Version 17 April 2006. [(under construction).]

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CAAB Code:37210002

Biology:"Fishing lure" on head

Depth:1-200 m

Habitat:Benthic, inshore, soft bottom

Max Size:6.5 cm

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