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Sargassum Fish "frog fish"

Histrio histrio


Laterally compressed and it's length can reach 20 centimeters. The color of the body and large oral cavity vary but are usually mottled and spotted yellow, green, or brown and fins have several dark bands or streaks. Both the fins and body are covered with many weed like protrusions, other than that the skin is smooth without dermal spines.


Found in parts of Atlantic Ocean and Indo-pacific Ocean where drifting seaweed accumulates


Can change color rapidly from light to dark and back again.

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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