Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Lophiiformes > Family: Antennariidae > Genus: Histrio > Species: Histrio histrio

Frogfish - Histrio histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

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IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Antenarius sargasowy Polish Fishbase
Baudroie French Fishbase
Frogfish English Fishbase
Sargassoulke Norwegian Fishbase
Sargassovyi morskoi kloun Russian Fishbase
Sargassum anglerfish English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Lophius histrio Linnaeus, 1758
Antennarius biocellatus (non Cuvier, 1817)
Lophius laevis Latreille, 1804
Lophius raninus Tilesius, 1809
Lophius cocinsinensis Shaw & Nodder, 1812
Chironectes variegatus Rafinesque, 1814
Lophius gibbus Mitchill, 1815
Lophius laevigatus (Cuvier, 1817)
Chironectes laevigatus Cuvier, 1817
Lophius geographicus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Antennarius nitidus Bennett, 1827
Chironectes pictus Valenciennes, 1837
Chironectes nesogallicus Valenciennes, 1837
Chironectes barbatulus Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850
Cheironectes pictus vittatus Richardson, 1844
Chironectes arcticus Düben & Koren, 1846
Chironectes histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lophius calico Mitchill, 1818
Antennarius laevigatus (Cuvier, 1817)
Antennarius histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chironectes tumidus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Lophius gibba Mitchill, 1815
Chironectes gibbus (Mitchill, 1815)
Antennarius nesogallicus (Valenciennes, 1837)
Cheironectes raninus (Tilesius, 1809)
Antennarius raninus (Tilesius, 1809)
Antennarius barbatulus (Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850)
Cheironectes laevigatus Cuvier, 1817
Chironectes sontagii Müller, 1865
Antennarius lioderma Bleeker, 1865
Pterophryne variegatus (Rafinesque, 1814)
Pterophryne picta (Valenciennes, 1837)
Pterophryne laevigatus (Cuvier, 1817)
Pterophryne histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pterophrynoides histrio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Antennarius inops Poey, 1881
Pterophryne laevigata (Cuvier, 1817)
Pterophrynoides gibbus (Mitchill, 1815)
Pterophryne gibba (Mitchill, 1815)
Pterophryne ranina (Tilesius, 1809)
Pterophryne tumida (Linnaeus, 1766)
Antennarius hispidus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Antennarius gibbus (Mitchill, 1815)
Peterophryne gibbo (Mitchill, 1815)
Histrio jagua Nichols, 1920
Pterophryne historio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Historio gibbus (Mitchill, 1815)
Histrio pictus (Valenciennes, 1837)
Histrio raninus (Tilesius, 1809)
Lophius pelagicus Banks, 1962
Chironectes barbatulatus Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850
Histiophryne bigibba (non Commerson, 1798)
Lophius histrio marmoratus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Antenarius mesogallicus Valenciennes, 1837

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