Warty Frogfish


Antennarius maculates

Indo-West Pacific OceanSize: 6 inches (15 cm)

Frogfish are able to both hide and display at the same time!

While they are almost perfectly blended into their habitats, they move a lure on theirheads to attract prey. Although a sedentary fish, they can walk on their leg-like fins andare able to swim with jet propulsion.

These amazing animals wait for their diet of small fish and crustaceans to swim by then they pounce! Within six-thousandths of a second, their mouth can expand 12 fold to eat prey up to twice the size of their bodies.