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Clown/Warty Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus This is an adult Clown Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus, also known as Warty Frogfish.<br />
They can be variable in colours - white, yellow, black, orange with spots and/or markings of other colours.<br />
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Picture of Juvenile can be seen here :<br />
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They can be variable in colours - white, yellow, black, orange with spots and/or markings of other colours.<br />
<br />
Picture of adult can be seen here :<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43537/clownwarty_frogfish_-_antennarius_maculatus.html<br />
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Clown/Warty Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus

This is an adult Clown Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus, also known as Warty Frogfish.
They can be variable in colours - white, yellow, black, orange with spots and/or markings of other colours.

Picture of Juvenile can be seen here :

Clown/Warty Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus This is a Juvenile Clown Frogfish - Antennarius maculatus, also known as Warty Frogfish.<br />
They can be variable in colours - white, yellow, black, orange with spots and/or markings of other colours.<br />
<br />
Picture of adult can be seen here :<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43537/clownwarty_frogfish_-_antennarius_maculatus.html<br />
 Antennarius maculatus,Geotagged,Philippines,Warty frogfish,Winter

    comments (12)

  1. Haha, can this creature get any weirder? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes!
      Frogfishes don't have gills and they are clumsy swimmers as you can see from the courting/mating video.
      In the same video, the first few seconds of the video, the frogfish on the left, take a close look of the pectoral fin, that is near the border of the video, you will see a pulsating 'hole'. That is how the 'inhale' in water and pass it through that hole to absorb oxygen. But at the same time, they also use that 'hole' as a propulsion, when they gulp a lot of water and force it through that small hole, it will project them forward!
      Posted 2 years ago
  2. Oh my goodness, even Disney could not make that up...spectacular, I love it! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Claire Hamilton :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Oh brilliant looking Frogfish amazing fish Albert, a wonderful find. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Doris :) Posted 2 years ago
  4. I found some awesome videos of frogfish in action:
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Posted 5 months ago
      1. Just one more....
        Posted 5 months ago
        1. Thanks, Christine for adding the videos :D Posted 5 months ago
  5. Great capture. Such an amazing fish. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, Anotheca :) Posted 5 months ago

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The warty frogfish or clown frogfish 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 13, 2016. Captured Jul 2, 2016 11:16 in Bounty Beachfront, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
  • TG-4
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 12.6mm