Frogfishes in Guadeloupe, Cousteau Marine Park
Hand-caught in shallow water on west side of island, examined, photographed, and released.
Small fish found in Sargassum. Orange eyes. Blends in with Sargassum. Brown and beige coloring.
Anglerfishes are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/. They are bony fishes named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head (the esca or illicium) acts as a lure.