Body moderately large, oval, tail base short; skin smooth, without spinules, densely covered in long filamentous appendages; illicium ('fishing rod') tipped with a large U-shaped worm-like appendage (esca). Brownish to reddish above with dark bars and blotches, pale below. To 23 cm.
Although fairly common, the Tasselled Anglerfish is extremely well-camouflaged and not easily seen.
Rocky reefs covered in macroalgae, in depths of 2-60 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed