Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Color variable, usually yellow, red or pale tan, often with a weakly pigmented dark spot at posterior dorsal fin base. Illicium about equal to the length of the 2nd dorsal spine. Esca a spherical whitish blob or it may be filamentous. Last ray of pelvic fin bifurcate. Caudal peduncle absent.
Indo-East-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the easternmost islands of the Pacific Plate, including the Desventuradas Islands. Can be found in tide pools as well as lagoon and seaward reefs; secretive among rocks and sponges. Found among reef crevices or among rubble in 1-75 m, but usually less than 10 meters.
This Juvenile Scarlet Frogfish- Antennatus coccineus is around 1.5 cm in size. It was attracted by light at night behind our Boat, which attracted a lot of tiny planktons and this baby Frogfish came for a feast.