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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 9 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann 12 years ago


Blogie 12 years ago

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

ShaumingLo 12 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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