"Crawling" anglerfish discovered
Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:21 PM
See the link below:
Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:01 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:23 PM
Among the many weird and wonderful critters encountered there, was this recently discovered new member of the angler/frogfish family. First sighted by Toby, a DM that works for Maluku Divers on Ambon, some 10 odd years ago, it has escaped other divers and the glare of the underwater photographer's strobes until recent months.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to see it in it's natural habitat, and to have taken a few photos as well.
This one, according to those in the know, is a female, she had eggs nearby,and was about the size of a small fist. Take note, she is missing what all others in this family have, the ever present lure on the forehead.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:29 PM
I am happy you had the experience to see it in person.