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Randall's Frogfish

Antennarius randalli


This frogfish was nearly black in color (except for the edges of its fins), its skin velvety in appearance. It was about 2 or 3cm in length.


Reef associated, depths of 8 to 30m. Tropical waters.


I photographed this intriguing little critter at a depth of less than 10m, during a morning dive at Dayang Beach, Talikud Island, Davao, Philippines. It was only less than 4cm long -- only a baby, I imagine. I sure hope it survives into adulthood! Check out the video at the 1:13 mark!

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AlbertKang 6 years ago

Most likely, this is not Antennarius randalli.
Could still be Antennarius pictus

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


Blogie 9 years ago

Well, it was East (the Carabao Dive Center dive instructor) who spotted it for me. :)

ShaumingLo 9 years ago

Nice found Blogie!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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