Body short, deep, tail base short; illicium or 'fishing rod' without a distinct lure; body and fins densely covered in tiny divided spinules of varying lengths. Orange to reddish-brown to brick red, with lighter and darker markings on the face, illicium, before the soft dorsal fin, pectoral-fin base and tail base. To 7 cm.
Anglerfishes are well-camouflaged ambush predators with their skin variously covered in spinules, filaments and other appendages to aid their camouflage.
Shallow rocky reefs in bays and along the coast, often under rocks, ledges and around jetties, in depths of 1-20 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed