Significance to humans

Other than the lophiid species that are harvested commercially, lophiiform fishes have little importance to humans.

A painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) near the Russell Islands. (Photo by Fred McConnaughey/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

1. Male seadevil (Cryptopsaras couesii); 2. Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio); S. Big-eye frogfish (Antennarius radiosus); 4. Longnose batfish (Og-cocephalus corniger); 5. Monkfish (Lophius americanus). (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey)

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