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Commerson´s frog fish (black)

Antennarius commersonii

Description:

The larger frog fish has a variable colour, yellow, orange, brown, black, green. Relatively smooth skin peppered with small dark spots, or covered with fouling. Illicium longer than the 2nd dorsal spine, very fleshy, with a membrane not very appearent. 30 cm. When it is not yet at the maximum size, it can be confused with Antennarius pictus and Antennarius maculatus. The former has skin with large dark spots mimicking the sponge oscules, the second has prominent warts. A. commersoni has smoother and more uniformly coloured skin. Larger specimens can be covered with fouling, but these are identified by the size.

Habitat:

Indo-Pacific.

Notes:

http://www.frogfish.ch/species-arten/Ant...

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Dumaguete, Siquijor, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012

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