Longlure Frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus)

Also known as Butler's Frogfish, Flagpole Frogfish, Psychedelic Frogfish

Description

Also known as Butler's Frogfish, Flagpole Frogfish, Psychedelic Frogfish.

Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting on sponges, etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat and surroundings their ocelli looking like the holes of the sponges, over lagoons and fringing reefs rich in sponge growth.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 0-70m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Antennarius-multiocellatus

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