Humpback Anglerfish

Tetrabrachium Ocellatum
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Tetrabrachium Ocellatum
Other names Doublefin Frogfish
Genus - Species Tetrabrachium Ocellatum
Species Common Name Humpback Anglerfish


Habitat & AU Distribution Shallow coastal waters, soft seabed areas
Depth Range
Humpback Anglerfish Distribution
Species Interaction

Aquarium & Reef

The Humpback Anglerfish like most frogfish are small but unique fish with their arm like pectoral fins they use to get around the seabed. They are often sought-after by scuba divers, snorkelers and those with aquariums. Within Australia, the Humpback Anglerfish is found in the northern parts of the country; Western Australia, Northern Territory & Queensland.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Lophiiformes

Family: Tetrabrachiidae

Genus: Tetrabrachium

Species: Tetrabrachium ocellatum

Conservation Status

Based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Humpback Anglerfish is currently categorised as “Least Concern”(LC).

LC is the lowest category on the scale for risk with “Extinct”(EX) being the highest.

Fish Taste Quality

Humpback Anglerfish are a edible fish but not a targeted species for consumption.

Taste Rating: 0/5

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