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Giant Frogfish, Juvenile

Antennarius commersoni

Description:

Large with few warty projections; highly variable often acquiring color of surroundings. This specimen is of a pinkish tone, still juvenile, around 10 cm in size.

Habitat:

Soitary, frequently on sponges. Coastal, lagoon and outer reefs up to 50 meters depth

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4 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

You are welcome, @hernandezwolf99 :)

hernandezwolf99
hernandezwolf99 6 years ago

Wow! Thanks

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Yes, @hernandezwwolf99.
I have seen Frogfishes hunting many times and have also managed to capture the encounters in video.

You can watch this at my Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=101...

In the video, you will see 2 different Giant Frogfishes hunting and a smaller Painted Frogfish hunting. The smaller Painted Frogfish is more dramatic as it managed to eat a Cardinal Fish half its size and you can visualize the size of this Frogfish from the playing card nearby.

Frogfishes have been known to eat/swallow their prey nearly as big as themself!!!

hernandezwolf99
hernandezwolf99 6 years ago

Did you see it hunting any fish. I know frog fish are great hunters and that they can suck up a fish really fast. So let me know if you saw any of this. Thanks

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Romblon, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 14, 2014
Submitted on Jun 25, 2014

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