Mike Bryant's Dive Trips, Photo Galleries

Painted Frogfish, black

Painted Frogfish, cream

Painted Frogfish, white.

Painted Frogfish, white.

Painted Frogfish, orange.

Painted Frogfish, orange.

Painted Frogfish, brown.

Painted Frogfish, yellow.

Painted Frogfish, orange.

Spotfin Frogfish

Spotfin Frogfish

Spotfin Frogfish

Spotfin Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Giant Frogfish

Painted and Striped

(Hairy) Frogfish

Striped (Hairy) Frogfish

color variant

Striped (Hairy) Frogfish

female,

the tiny male is by the

tail.

Striped (Hairy) Frogfish

Striped (Hairy) Frogfish

Indonesia 3. The Ugly.

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If it's weird, it's in Lembeh and nothing gets much weirder than Frogfish which are

here in profusion.  Ranging in size from a few inches (Painted Frogfish) to over a foot

(Giant Frogfish) all are members of the anglerfish family. They have a tiny wormlike

lure that's extended from the top of the head, over the mouth, to attract small fish that

think they see an easy meal. When a few inches away, the frogfish will (very speedily)

open its mouth and suck the prey in--they have been timed at 1/500th of a second. The

color variations are infinite and usually match surroundings, sponges are a favorite

and as the first picture of a black Painted Frogfish nestled in a dark colored sponge

will show, they are not always easy to find.  There are several varieties here including

the fabulous and rare Hairy Frogfish.

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