Fish ID: Striate Anglerfish

Anglerfish striate anglerfish antennarius striatus syd
Family Anglerfish (ANTENNARIIDAE)
species Antennarius striatus
size To 14cm
locality Tucked away within vegetation or crevice
behaviour Use a lure on the end of adapted first dorsal spine to lure prey
range Australian Eastern coastal waters

The striate anglerfish simply uses the colour black to camouflage itself as a piece of dead vegetation. The white spot is the lure that it uses to attract prey.