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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 one year 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 one year ago
  2. Oh my goodness, even Disney could not make that up...spectacular, I love it! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Claire Hamilton :) Posted one year ago
  3. Oh brilliant looking Frogfish amazing fish Albert, a wonderful find. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Doris :) Posted one year ago
  4. I found some awesome videos of frogfish in action:
    Posted 6 days ago
    1. Posted 6 days ago
      1. Just one more....
        Posted 6 days ago
        1. Thanks, Christine for adding the videos :D Posted 3 days ago
  5. Great capture. Such an amazing fish. Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks, Anotheca :) Posted 3 days 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