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Frogfish (The Strangest Fish In The Ocean)

Taking a look at a Frogfish is like seeing evolution with your own eyes! These saltwater fish have developed leg-like fins that they use to scurry across the bottom of the ocean floor. They can also change their colors to blend into coral reefs where they wait for prey to scurry by. If that wasn't strange enough, Frogfish have a worm like lure that comes right out of their heads to attract their dinner (see video below). Frogfish, true to their name can grow wart like appendages that only add to their unbelievable camouflage. Watch the video below as the mommy and the baby Hairy Frogfish walk across the bottom. Can you believe the lure that comes out of their heads!! Unbelievable looks just like a worm!



The Frogfish pictured above are Long-lure Frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus), but there are actually over 45 different species of Frogfish including the popular aquarium Clown Frogfish! Most are found on the bottom near coral reefs no deeper than 125 meters on average. Check out this next species of Frogfish, it has a bizarre lure as well...



Finally here is the Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commerson), you can see they are masters of camouflage...



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5 comments:

Term papers said...

Well I Can see In this Video That Frogfish is like seeing evolution with My own eyes! These saltwater fish have developed leg-like fins that they use to scurry across the bottom of the ocean floor. They can also change their colors to blend into coral reefs where they wait for prey to scurry by. If that wasn't strange enough, Frog fish have a worm like lure that comes right out of their heads to attract their dinner.

Anonymous said...

i saw a fish like this one on the beach here in the southern part of the philippines, greenish, about 2 inches. now i know its name. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is AMAZING I can't believe that! The video with the "mommy" and the "baby" is crazy awesome! I mean, wow, the hairy ones don't even look like sea creatures! I would ttly hav 1 of those as a pet!Lucky 4 the person who said they saw one!
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seis88 said...

At first glance they look like a tiny garden sculpture.

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