Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cusk-eel, cod, frogfish, toadfish

Superorder Paracanthopterygii

This superorder contains some of the ugliest of fishes - anglerfishes, toadfishes, etc. These are mainly marine fishes, although some live in freshwater.

Cusk-eels (Order Ophidiiformes)

Vivaporous Cusk-eels (Family Bythitidae)
Yellow Cusk-eel Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides

Cods (Order Gadiformes)

Antenna Codlets (Family Bregmacerotidae)
Macclelland's Antenna Codlet Bregmaceros macclellandi

Anglers, frogfishes, etc (Order Lophiiformes)

Frogfishes (Family Antennariidae)
Spotted-tail Frogfish Lophiocharon trisignatus

Toadfishes (Order Batrachoidiformes)

Toadfishes (Family Bactrachoididae)
Three-spined Toadfish Batrachomoeus trispinosus

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