Aquarium & Reef
The Tasselled Anglerfish like most off its species is a ambush predator. They lay camouflaged on reefs or the seabed using a modified fin as bait to lure in prey. They are often sought-after by scuba divers, snorkelers and those with aquariums. Within Australia, the Tasselled Anglerfish is found in the southern parts of the country; South Australia & Victoria.
Species: Rhycherus filamentosus
There is little information on the conservation status of the Tasselled Anglerfish. This species has not been evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Fish Taste Quality
Tasselled Anglerfish are a edible fish but not a targeted species for consumption.
Taste Rating: 0/5
How to catch
Catch Difficulty: Easy
Tackle: Running Sinker Rig
Bait: Lures, Prawns, Worms, Soft plastics, Live minnow
Technique: Keep bait close to the reef/structure
Popularity: Not targeted
As Aquarium Fish
Care Level: Moderate to difficult
Reef Compatible: With caution
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
- Snorkeling & Scuba
Location: Outer reef