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Echinophryne crassispina

Echinophryne crassispinais commonly referred to as Prickly anglerfish, Prickly Frogfish, Thick-spined Anglerfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Rafi Amar, Israel

Foto: Edithburgh, Victoria, Australien

Foto: 2015
Courtesy of the author Rafi Amar, Israel Rafi Amar, Israel Please visit www.rafiamar.com for more information.

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lexID:
12875 
AphiaID:
280584 
Scientific:
Echinophryne crassispina 
German:
"Stachliger" Anglerfisch 
English:
Prickly Anglerfish, Prickly Frogfish, Thick-spined Anglerfish 
Category:
Tudsefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Lophiiformes (Order) > Antennariidae (Family) > Echinophryne (Genus) > crassispina (Species) 
Initial determination:
McCulloch & Waite, 1918 
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 7cm 
Temperature:
13,9°C - 20,9°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-13 10:15:05 

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Echinophryne crassispina is a very small frogfish with a short body densely covered with tiny little spines or thorns, a short tail and an illicium or "fishing rod" without a distinctive bait.

The colour of the "spiny" frogfish varies from yellowish, creamy to orange to reddish brown, or even slate grey, with lighter and darker markings on the face (around the eyes) illicium, in front of the soft dorsal fin, at the pectoral fin base and tail base.
even on shallow rocky reefs at 1-20 m depth, often under rocks, protrusions and around jetties.
The dorsal fin consists of four parts, a short illicium, two separate, skin-covered spines and a long, soft-ribbed fin separated from the caudal fin.

Echinophryne crassispina is a benthic species that occurs on coastal rocky reefs, but is not often seen as the fish lives under rocks and ledges.
The head has a whitish, scabby pattern, the anal and caudal fins have a striking dark brown band and dark edge bands.

Etymology: The word "Echinophryne" comes from the Greek "echinos", which means "sea urchin" or "hedgehog", and "phryne" means toad (frogfish).

Various frogfishes are collected for sale in the aquarium, including Echinophryne crassispina, but beginners in seawater aquaristics should avoid such animals.

External links

  1. Australian Museum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Rafi Amar (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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