Randall's Frogfish (Antennarius randalli)

Also known as Shaggy Angler, Threespot Anglerfish, Threespot Frogfish

Description

Also known as Shaggy Angler, Threespot Anglerfish, Threespot Frogfish.

Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting amongst corals, gravel, jetties, pylons, ropes, sponges, seaweed etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat and surroundings over outer reef slopes.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 8-30m
Widespread Pacific Ocean

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-randalli.html

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