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7 November 2017 The “Lembeh Frogfish” Identified: Redescription of Nudiantennarius subteres (Smith and Radcliffe, in ) (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariidae)
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The “Lembeh Frogfish” or “Ocellated Frogfish,” a distinct antennariid, known for many years, especially among members of the dive community, and suggested by some to represent an undescribed species, is identified as Nudiantennarius subteres (Smith and Radcliffe). Unique in several ways—including reduced dermal spinules, the body appearing naked; illicium short, about half the length of the second dorsal-fin spine; second dorsal-fin spine unusually long and narrow, without a posterior membrane; pectoral lobe narrow, somewhat detached from the body; membranes between the rays of the paired fins deeply incised; and all pelvic-fin rays simple—the species is redescribed and figured below. Morphological and molecular analyses indicate a close relationship with the Sargassumfish, Histrio histrio.

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Theodore W. Pietsch and Rachel J. Arnold "The “Lembeh Frogfish” Identified: Redescription of Nudiantennarius subteres (Smith and Radcliffe, in ) (Teleostei: Lophiiformes: Antennariidae)," Copeia 105(4), 657-663, (7 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-17-651
Received: 30 June 2017; Accepted: 31 August 2017; Published: 7 November 2017
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