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Recent observations

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Spotfin frogfish Antennarius nummifer

Observer

georgia_poyner

Date

January 17, 2015 08:46 PM AEDT

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What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

georgia_poyner

Date

February 8, 2015 10:29 AM AEDT

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 22, 2016 12:58 AM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 21, 2016 10:37 PM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

craighendo

Date

December 21, 2016 10:36 PM AEDT

Description

The anglerfish was floating on the surface at night on a run out tide. When collected it floated in a bucket of water for a few minutes, then expelled air through its mouth and became negatively buoyant. I have observed this previously. Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

davidfaulks

Date

December 30, 2016 09:14 AM AEDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

davidfaulks

Date

December 30, 2016 09:14 AM AEDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

February 20, 2015 11:12 AM AEDT

Description

One form of camouflage is to be so black and hairy that you have no discernible features... it's possible to make out the tail fin, one "foot" (pectoral fin) and the lure. Clifton Gardens

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

January 23, 2014 02:45 PM AEDT

Description

Striate anglerfish are born without stripes; the stripes develop as the fish ages. They have a variety of base colours too including cream, brown and black. You can see a mature striped variant in the foreground, and a black one in the background.

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Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

October 7, 2014 10:48 AM AEDT

Description

Clifton Gardens
Sydney Harbour

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What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

April 15, 2015 02:04 PM AEST

Description

This large striped angler has been at Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour for some time now. It's grown quite big and likes to sit under this white sponge - closest thing to a home?

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What

Striated Frogfish Antennarius striatus

Observer

johnturnbull

Date

October 7, 2014 10:45 AM AEDT

Description

Clifton Gardens

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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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