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#1 BrianM

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

These frogfish photos were taken in Manado, Indonesia.

The lure is very long and distinctive, but I'm having difficulty identifying the species.
The body seems to have no distinguishing marks, except for some thin red filament lines on the side and near the tail.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

hey nice find and sorry I cant help with the id but that's no lure, it's a skeleton shrimp :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

but that's no lure, it's a skeleton shrimp Posted Image


Hmmm.....you could be right, I thought something about it looked familiar.
Perhaps the skeleton shrimp felt sorry for the frogfish and decided to help with the luring.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

I am pretty sure that it is a Randall's frogfish. Cool find, and a nice touch with the skeleton shrimp!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

Thanks Bent. There does appear to be a white spot behind the eye, which is supposed to be diagnostic for Randall's
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

Skeleton shrimp doing the Titanic pose- awesome! :)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

brave shrimp :) those guys always remind me of the worm aliens in Men in Black (the ones always hanging around the offices making a mess)

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

I always think that Skeleton shrimp look like they are doing the Macarena...but then that's dating me. :) Think about the song the next time you see one. You will smile.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

I always think that Skeleton shrimp look like they are doing the Macarena...but then that's dating me. Posted Image Think about the song the next time you see one. You will smile.

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Marli, do you do the dance when you find a skeleton shrimp, so that your buddy knows what you've found?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Only when I don't have a camera.
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