Banded Frogfish, Australian Frogfish, Bastard Stonefish, Northern Frogfish, Wirrarook
Halophryne diemensis, Photo: Graham Edgar
Halophryne diemensis, Ningaloo Reef, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Reddish to brown with pale blotches over body and tail, and tassles over face and body. One of a few Batrachoidid frogfishes encountered by divers searching crevices of reefs, but easily missed. Wounds from venomous spines are very painful.
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.