Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various bottom-dwelling fishes of the family Antennariidae, characteristically having a prickly or warty globose body, grasping pectoral fins, and a modified dorsal fin spine that serves as a lure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An English name of the angler, Lophius piscatorius: same as fishingfrog. See angler.
  • noun A fish of the family Antennariidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See angler, n., 2.
  • noun An oceanic fish of the genus Antennarius or Pterophrynoides; -- called also mousefish and toadfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several benthic anglerfish, of the family Antennariidae, having a frog-like mouth with a lure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fish having a frog-like mouth with a lure on the snout

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From frog +‎ fish.

Examples

  • A new frogfish has been described; Histiophryne psychedelica may be a coral mimic.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • But it has several traits not previously known among frogfish, wrote Pietsch, of the University of Washington.

    Boing Boing

  • A new frogfish has been described; Histiophryne psychedelica may be a coral mimic.

    Psychedelic Frogfish

  • Like other frogfish — a subset of anglerfish — H. psychedelica has leglike fins on both sides of its body.

    Boing Boing

  • I lack the patience to carefully examine a fan coral for pygmy seahorses no bigger than my little fingernail, but there's enough of the big and dramatic to keep me astonished: the orb-like shimmering jellyfish, the wrasses, turtles and mantas, the epaulette sharks that "walk" on their fins, the unworldly-appearing frogfish or the schools of silver barracuda.

    Dive Time

  • Low-lying tanks allow children to see everything at their eye-level including clown fish, garden eel, frogfish, swell fish, lizards and "pacman" frogs, which resemble the classic '80s video-game character Pac-Man.

    Finding Nemo

  • Stay at Lembeh Resort lembehresort.com, grab your underwater camera and follow your dive master as he points out the weird and the wonderful: frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, flying gurnards and devil scorpionfish.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Stay at Lembeh Resort lembehresort.com, grab your underwater camera and follow your dive master as he points out the weird and the wonderful: frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, flying gurnards and devil scorpionfish.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Sydney - A flat-faced frogfish with a psychedelic pattern and a "killer" carnivorous sponge are among the top 10 new species discovered in 2009, according to a committee of international scientists.

    News24 Top Stories

  • A flat-faced frogfish with a psychedelic pattern and a "killer" carnivorous sponge are among the top 10 new species discovered in 2009.

    News24 Top Stories

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • Posers!

    September 26, 2011