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Different colours but the same This is a pair of Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus, they can be highly variable in colours.<br />
The greenish/brown on the left is a male and the reddish on the right is a female.  She was bloated with eggs and usually at this time, the male will hang around her to wait for the moment she is ready to release her eggs. Often time, more than 1 male can be seen hanging around a female, waiting for her, following her around and sometimes, jostling with other males to get the female&#039;s attention.<br />
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Usually, the female will release her eggs at dusk or night time, when she has selected her male partner, both of them will then swim towards the water column. The female will then release her eggs in a long ribbon while the male will release his sperm to fertilise the eggs.  The fertilised egg ribbons will then floats in the water column.  It is not known if they will continue to float until the eggs are due to hatch or it will settle down to the ocean bottom. Antennarius pictus,Cebu,Frogfish,Geotagged,Malapascua,Painted frogfish,Philippines,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Different colours but the same

This is a pair of Painted Frogfish - Antennarius pictus, they can be highly variable in colours.
The greenish/brown on the left is a male and the reddish on the right is a female. She was bloated with eggs and usually at this time, the male will hang around her to wait for the moment she is ready to release her eggs. Often time, more than 1 male can be seen hanging around a female, waiting for her, following her around and sometimes, jostling with other males to get the female's attention.

Usually, the female will release her eggs at dusk or night time, when she has selected her male partner, both of them will then swim towards the water column. The female will then release her eggs in a long ribbon while the male will release his sperm to fertilise the eggs. The fertilised egg ribbons will then floats in the water column. It is not known if they will continue to float until the eggs are due to hatch or it will settle down to the ocean bottom.

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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 May 27, 2017. Captured May 8, 2017 10:24 in Unnamed Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
  • TG-4
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 8.99mm