Antennarius maculatus (Desjardins, 1840)
The secret of camouflage. Flashy costunes good for at the flashy background
Frogfish is one of the fish that is hard to find, even though it is in flashy fashion wear. It is a surprise because the colorful pattern mixes with the colors of sponges or rocks. It is said the warty frogfish grows up to 15 cm long. This guy seems very young, the length is under 1cm. Can you see a small esca is at the center of his head? The esuca is a fake bait. Frogfish uses this as a fishing lode. It is very interesting what kind of fish is cached by this tiny frogfish. Osezaki, Izu peninsula, Japan. -12m.