Also known as Big Angler, Big Anglerfish, Black Angler, Black Anglerfish, Black Fishing Frog, Black Frogfish, Commerson's Frogfish, Giant Anglerfish, Giant Stonefish, Fishing Frogfish, Shaggy Angler, Spotfin Frogfish.
Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting amongst corals, sponges on jetties, pylons ropes etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat and surroundings. Found around shallow lagoons and fringing reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and fish.
Length - 45cm
Widespread Eastern Pacific, Indo-Pacific
These are the largest in the species.
Frogfish are masters at camouflage and will change to match their surroundings. They lure their prey with a stalk between their eyes that copies the movements of its prey. Their mouth can open and expand to the width of their bodies to engulf its prey.