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Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus The Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus can be highly variable in colour and they are capable to change their colours within weeks to adapt to their surrounding.  However, the dominant coloration goes from white to black, passing through a whole range of related nuances such as cream, pink, yellow, red, and brown, usually with circular eye spots darker than the background color and/or with saddles and blotches.<br />
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Like all other Frogfishes species, they are ambush predators, sitting still for a long time waiting for their prey to swim pass and if need be, they can flick their &#039;lure&#039; to attracts smaller fishes to them.  They can swallow prey as big as them. Anilao,Antennarius pictus,Batangas,Frogfish,Geotagged,Painted Frogfish,Philippines,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus

The Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus can be highly variable in colour and they are capable to change their colours within weeks to adapt to their surrounding. However, the dominant coloration goes from white to black, passing through a whole range of related nuances such as cream, pink, yellow, red, and brown, usually with circular eye spots darker than the background color and/or with saddles and blotches.

Like all other Frogfishes species, they are ambush predators, sitting still for a long time waiting for their prey to swim pass and if need be, they can flick their 'lure' to attracts smaller fishes to them. They can swallow prey as big as them.

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The painted frogfish or spotted frogfish, ''Antennarius pictus'', is a marine fish belonging to the family Antennariidae.

Similar species: Anglerfishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2016. Captured Feb 5, 2013 17:19 in Mabini Circumferential Rd, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/9.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 31.83mm