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Also known as Painted Anglerfish, frogfish feed on small fish, crustaceans and worms. Their colors usually vary to match their surroundings. Juveniles sometimes go through a black phase. This frogfish grows to a length of about 16cm.
Found singly on sheltered reefs with leaf litter on sandy bottoms with rich sponge growth, at depths of 3 to 50m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
This one's possibly a juvenile, measuring about 10 or 12cm from head to tail. Spotted it at a depth of about 15m, on a slope of mud & black sand.
Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012