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#1 Graham Abbott

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:03 AM

ga_frogfish_sp.jpg GA_frogfish_fishmarket.jpg I have been seeing a few of these frogfish now so it's obviosuly not just a one off with strange white line down its face. Has anyone else seen or photographed these? Do you know species it is?

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:35 AM

Interesting, Graham.

It is quite common for Juvenile groupers and soapfish to have a white line like this. Maybe it is a juvenile marking? Just a guess.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:53 AM

Alex, I know there are some groupers and it could very well be that they are juveniles, though both of these were between 3-5cm, not all that small really for froggies?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:07 AM

Fascinating. Hope you figure this out. I'd really like to know what this signifies. I've seen many small frogfish (presumably juveniles), but never noticed anything like this.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:20 AM

These guys are really hard (if not impossible) to tell apart without looking at the specimen. Their colors vary a lot and there are quite a bit of new species...

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:12 AM

The second pic looks very similar to the picture on this page. So, they might be Antennarius randallien

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 06:46 AM

I originally thought it was A. randalli though when I saw others with this white line down the face I thought again. If anyone finds out anything about these plase send me me a PM.