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#1 Nick Hope

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

Anyone know what this white frogfish is from Pantai Parigi in the Lembeh Strait?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:25 PM

Is there anyway to post a close up of the lure (esca)?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

I just remembered I had another poorly exposed clip of it "fishing". Big chunky esca.



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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

Now I'm wondering if it's an albino, bald, Antennarius striatus.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

Bingo! I found a match on Teresa Zubi's Antennarius striatus page (halfway down). Amazing how individuals of this species can adapt and differ so much. Clever little things.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

Interesting. Antennarius striatus was my first guess. I always think it is funny that you can have a bald Hairy frogfish or a stripeless Striped frogfish.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

This one is hunting and catch a small crab:

[vimeo]40686459[/vimeo]

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

Cool! That's the first image I've seen of a frogfish taking a hidden crab rather than a swimming fish or shrimp.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

Sui - I sent the link to our crustacea curator, Dr. Jody Martin, and he was fascinated. If you slow down the footage is there a clear shot of the crab? He'd like to know what it is.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Sui - I sent the link to our crustacea curator, Dr. Jody Martin, and he was fascinated. If you slow down the footage is there a clear shot of the crab? He'd like to know what it is.

This is the only moment, when we can see the victim's chela (clow):

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I hope you can use this picture and identify the crab.
(I also tried to slow down the video, but it is impossible. My camera records 30 fps and this small frogfish much faster.)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

Great!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

I love the dramatic jaws like music used for a tiny frog fish! Priceless.
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