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What

Sargassumfish Histrio histrio

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

Specimen was found in a bucket floating in Lagoon Pond by Shelly Edmundson.

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Square

What

Frogfishes Family Antennariidae

Observer

tgosliner

Date

March 29, 2015 05:50 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotfin frogfish Antennarius nummifer

Observer

blogie

Date

July 25, 2015 02:58 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Randall's Frogfish Antennarius randalli

Observer

blogie

Date

July 26, 2012 09:14 PM CST

Description

Also called three-spot anglerfish, this frogfish is recognizable as adults by three white or dark spots on its body (depending on its overall coloration). They grow to a maximum size of about 2.5cm in length.

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What

Painted Frogfish Antennarius pictus

Observer

blogie

Date

March 24, 2012 03:52 PM CST

Description

Spotted this individual at a muck dive site. Not very sure that this is A. pictus -- the strange-looking esca is throwing me off.

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What

Painted Frogfish Antennarius pictus

Observer

blogie

Date

January 28, 2012 01:24 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Frogfish Antennarius pictus

Observer

blogie

Date

June 29, 2013 11:20 AM CST

Description

I'm not 100% certain that this is A. pictus.

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What

Warty frogfish Antennarius maculatus

Observer

blogie

Date

May 6, 2012 01:37 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Warty frogfish Antennarius maculatus

Observer

blogie

Date

February 19, 2012 02:38 PM CST

Description

Also called clown frogfish.

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What

Shaggy Anglerfish Antennarius hispidus

Observer

blogie

Date

July 26, 2012 08:42 PM CST

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What

Giant Frogfish Antennarius commerson

Observer

blogie

Date

September 1, 2012 01:09 PM CST

Description

This reef-associated fish has a globular body that's somewhat compressed, in varying colors depending on surroundings. It has a large, upward-directed and protrusible mouth. True to its other name, giant anglerfish, and like other frogfish species, it has a "fishing pole" with a lure, located on its head above the mouth. It has limb-like pectoral fins with "elbow" joints. It feeds on small fish, and grows to about 35cm in length.

Giant frogfish love to hang around sponges. In this observation, it was perched between two barrel sponges.

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What

Freckled frogfish Antennatus coccineus

Observer

blogie

Date

January 7, 2012 12:55 PM CST

Description

Also known as scarlet frogfish and freckled anglerfish (and formerly classified as Antennarius coccineus). They feed on small fish, crustaceans and worms, and grow to a length of ~12cm. Coloration variable to match surroundings.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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