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#1 Bent C

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:55 AM

Hi

First I thought that this was a spotfin anglerfish. However, the lure does not seem to fit the description of the lure of the spotfin. Does anyone recognize the quite characteristic lure on this one?

Lembeh, around 7-10 meters, in seaweed. Size approximately 8-10 cm.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

I always thought these were a version of the Hairy frogfish. It is now thought to be a separate species (by Gerry Allen) due to the different esca shape. I have seen them at Lembeh Strait numerous times.

Here is some info:
http://www.seadb.net...rius-sp_861.htm

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:32 PM

By the way, your frogfish appears to have an aeolid nudibranch on it, just left and down from center. I would love to see a close up.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

Hi Marli

Thanks, it sure looks like that's the one. I can not recall that I have seen it earlier, but this time this species was very common.

You are correct about the nudi. These were also very common this visit. I will do an enlargement when I get the computer up and post it.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

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Hi Marli

I am not really sure that there is a lot more info in the enlargement of the nudi. It seems as if the nudi is just on the border of this sides dof, so not to good. I do not have a real, independent close up.

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