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Clown or Warty Frogfish

Antennarius maculatus

Description:

This is a young specimen or around 1cm in length. Although frogfish can swim, most of the time, they just 'walk' using their pectoral fins. Frogfish are sometimes called Anglerfish because they have a lure which they use to hunt. They are ambush predators, sitting in one place without moving and when hunting, flick its lure to attract fishes and then lunge for it. They can swallow their prey as big as themselve!

Habitat:

Sandy and rubble bottoms for juveniles and patches of corals/rocks where they can camouflage for the adults.


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2 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Marta :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

What a beautiful baby frog fish!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.74, Long: 120.88

Spotted on Dec 15, 2013
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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