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#1 MortenHansen

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

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Found this frogfish in Bali. To me it looks like a striatus but the lure looks more, well, fluffy.

Any ideas?

I know its not the best shot for an I.D, Sorry! Posted Image

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

Hi Morten,

Going by the lure I think your find is Antennarius hispidus which looks very similar to A.striatus.

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#3 danielstassen

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:16 AM

I'd agree with Jim. Its lure is shaped like a pompom imitating a tube worm. Seen lots in Bali, especially in Gillimanuk Bay, and some random dive spots on the North Coast of Bali.

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#4 MortenHansen

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:47 AM

Googled a bit and I think you guys are right!

Thanks a bunch!

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