Frogfish and Anglerfish

Frogfishes (family Antennaridae) are members of the larger anglerfish group (order Lophiiformes). These unusual-looking fishes possess a luring apparatus with which they attract prey. They are sedentary bottom-dwellers with effective camouflage, and with pectoral fins modified for use as "legs" for standing and walking on the bottom. They have huge mouths and are said to be capable of swallowing prey larger than themselves in as little as 6 milliseconds - one of the fastest known complex reflexes in the animal kingdom. There are 43 described species of frogfishes in 11 genera, with one or more species found in all tropical and subtropical seas, except for the Mediterranean. By far the greatest number of species are found in the region around Australia and Indonesia.

Longlure Frogfish,
St. Vincent
Longlure Frogfish,
Dominica
Longlure Frogfish,
St. Vincent
Striated Frogfish,
Indonesia
Tassled Anglerfish,
Australia
Spiny Frogfish,
Australia
Commerson's Frogfish,
Indonesia
Commerson's Frogfish,
Indonesia
Commerson's Frogfish,
Indonesia
Warty Frogfish,
Indonesia
Commerson's Frogfish,
Indonesia
Warty Frogfish Pair,
Indonesia
Longlure Frogfish Pair,
Dominica
Painted Frogfish,
Indonesia
Longlure Frogfish,
Bonaire
Painted Frogfish,
Indonesia
Hairy Frogfish,
Indonesia
Painted Frogfish,
Japan
Hairy Frogfish,
Indonesia
Bloody Frogfish,
Galapagos
Yawning Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Psychedelic Frogfish,
Indonesia
Handfish,
Tasmania
Batfish,
Galapagos
Handfish,
Tasmania
Tassled Anglerfish,
Australia
Mated Frogfish Pair,
Indonesia
Tassled Anglerfish,
Australia
Reynold's Anglerfish,
Australia
Spiny Anglerfish,
Australia
Spiny Anglerfish,
Australia
Bougainville's Frogfish,
Australia
Bougainville's Frogfish,
Australia
Smooth Anglerfish,
Australia

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