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First you have to find the

Frogfish!

Painted Frogfish.

Painted Frogfish

Painted Frogfish, about 4

inches.

Very juvenile Painted

Frogfish, maybe one

inch.

Spotfin Frogfish. You can

see the lure above and 

left of its mouth.

Orange Freckled Frogfish

with orange sponges.

Giant Frogfish, about

twelve inches, in sponge.

Matching color.

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish,

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish. Note the

inside of the mouth is

also blending in with the

coloration.

Giant Frogfish.

Giant Frogfish,

"exercising" its mouth

parts. They do this

frequently.

Painted Frogfish,

Juvenile.

Painted Frogfish

Juvenile.

Painted Frogfish.

Painted Frogfish,

Here's the mouth stretch.

Mouth stretch again.

Painted Frogfish.

Painted Frogfish.

Warty Frogfish. About

three inches.

Warty Frogfish.

Warty Frogfish.

Juvenile Warty Frogfish.

Juvenile Warty Frogfish.

Two inches.

Painted Frogfish.

Painted Frogfish.

"Walking" on pectoral

fins.

Painted Frogfish.

"Walking" on pectoral

fins.

Painted Frogfish.

Painted Frogfish,

"yawning". Small, two

inches.

Painted Frogfish, juvenile

on the move.

Painted Frogfish,

juvenile.

Matching color of

surrounding sponges.

Color matching, note the

"lure" above the head.

Spotfin Frogfish.

Spotfin Frogfish.

Spotfin Frogfish.

Hairy Frogfish., juvenile.

Hairy Frogfish.. The little

white part over the mouth

is the lure.

Hairy Frogfish.

Hairy Frogfish.

Hairy Frogfish, Female

adult. The little tiny male

is to her left.

Painted and Hairy

Frogfish.

Compilation. Frogfish from the Coral

Triangle

        Home Click HERE to enter galleries. Fiji. May 2011 Beqa Lagoon Shark Dive Bahamas Sharks Red Sea, Egypt 2006 Indonesia 1. The Good. Indonesia 2. The Bad. Indonesia 3. The Ugly. Indonesia 4. Nudibranchs. Indonesia 5. Critters. Great White Shark St Vincent, 2009 Red Sea, Egypt 2009 Galapagos Underwater Galapagos Land Machias Seal Island, Maine. June 2010 and May 2019 St Kitts and Saba, August 2010 Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Fish. Philippines, Puerto Galera January 2011 Creatures Fiji, May 2011. Beqa Reefs Bali, Indonesia 2012. Fish. Bali, Indonesia 2012. Behaviors and critters. Bali, Indonesia 2012. Nudibranchs. Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida. North Sulawesi 2013. Pipefish and Seahorses North Sulawesi 2013. Fish North Sulawesi 2013. Mostly Nudibranchs North Sulawesi 2013. Crabs and Critters North Sulawesi 2013. Cuttlefish and Octopus Blue Heron Bridge, May 2013 Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014 and 2019 daytime Komodo, Indonesia. August 2014, night dives Philippines, Dumaguete 2015 Fish Philippines Dumaguete 2015, Creatures and Critters Dominica 2015 and 2017. Before Hurricane Maria Raja Ampat, January 2016 Cayman Islands, October 2016 North Sulawesi 2017. Fish North Sulawesi 2017, Creatures Anilao, Philippines 2017. Fish Anilao, Philippines 2017. Eels, Pipefish Anilao, Philippines 2017. Crabs, shrimp, octopus. Anilao, Philippines 2017. Nudibranchs. Triton Bay, Indonesia. 2018 Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Fish and Creatures. Villa Markisa, Tulamben. Bali, 2018. Nudibranchs. Solomon Islands, April 2019 Siladen Resort. Siladen Island, Indonesia 2020 Coral Triangle. Things with stings. Coral Triangle. Frogfish. Coral Triangle. Crabs & Shrimp. Coral Triangle. Cuttlefish, Octopi and Squid. Coral Triangle Butterfly and Angelfish

These are selected from multiple visits to "The Coral Triangle" which covers the

Philippines in the North, then South to the Eastern part of Papua/Solomon Islands

and across Indonesia to the West. It's the area with the greatest marine diversity in

the world. We have been fortunate to make many trips to this distant area over many

years which are covered in the individual galleries. This a condensed version,

assembled from the individual galleries and featuring "the best of"species by type.

These photos have been taken between 2004 and present, mostly in Indonesia and the

Philippines.

Frogfish are members of the Anglerfish family,  champion lurkers, staying mostly

motionless. They extend a little wiggling lure over their mouths that attracts fish that

think it's a meal.  The Frogfish can extend its mouthparts in 1/500th of a second  to

swallow the unwary victim. They come in many forms, colors and sizes, frequently

assuming colors that match their surroundings, orange frogfish on orange sponges

can be seen here.  Also see the massive color variations of the same species. They

seldom swim but do "walk" around  using their front pectoral fins. Most of these are

around five inches long, the Giant Frogfish are ten to twelve.

Seldom found in the Caribbean,  Frogfish are abundant in the Coral Triangle. In the

Lembeh Strait North Sulawesi, Indonesia,  a dive without seeing at least four would

be unusual.

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