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Giant Frogfish

Antennarius commersoni

Description:

The giant frogfish is the largest species of frogfish in the Indo-Pacific with this individual around 40cm. Being true anglerfish, frogfish have a rod and lure that they use to catch prey and can swallow prey whole in 6 milliseconds. Frogfish can change color too - this giant frogfish changed from purple to green!!! It can be identified as the same individual by its identical pattern of encrusting algae.

Habitat:

They generally inhabit areas with lots of sponges so they can blend in with their surroundings.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Incredible fish !! :)

DanielGeary
Spotted by
DanielGeary

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 21, 2014
Submitted on Dec 19, 2014

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