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Giant Frogfish: Creature Feature

July 31, 2015 by Serge Abourjeily No Comment

The Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) is the biggest of the various Frogfish species you can find in Lembeh Strait. And without doubt one of the most impressive ones. This critter can grow up to 30cm in size and comes in various colours: white, tan, brown, black, grey – but also more striking colourations like yellow, red, pink, ...

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Creature Feature: Randall’s Frogfish

Among the various Frogfish to be seen in Lembeh Strait Randall’s Frogfish (Antennarius randalli) is without question one of the rarer seen species. Which does not suprise as it is a rather small species that stays well hidden and camouflaged: Randall’s Frogfish grows to about 5 cm in size and matches the colour of its ...

It’s that time of the year again …

It’s a little bit like when you see the first Christmas decoration in early December: You know it’s the start of a veryspecial season.  And its the same in summer in Lembeh. In late July early August the water Temperature drops and you start freezing (hey … it’s actually really like Christmas) – but that’s Ok. ...

Creature Feature: Warty Frogfish

The Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) is one of the most common species of Frogfish and very closely related to the Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus). This Frogfish grows to about 10cm in size and has two typical colour variations: White with red patches and yellow with red patches. These colours are very vibrant and attractive in ...

Creature Feature: Painted Frogfish

Of all the different species of Frogfish to be found in the Lembeh Strait the Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus) is the most common one – or at least the most frequently seen. The Painted Frogfish grows to about 15cm in size and occurs in almost all colours: Black, White, Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Cream, ...

Tiny baby Frogfishes around …

Most fishes look cuter when they are juvenile – and this goes specially for frogfishes. So of course we were quite happy, when we found 2 tiny baby painted frogfishes on a dive this week. When they just hatched, they can be found as tiny little blobs in the sand.  They are about 3-4 mm ...

Hairy Frogfish Couple

On todays second morning dive we went to Jahir Two – one of the popular black sand muck dive sites of Lembeh Strait. Since several weeks there are two Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus) in the shallows of the dive site – a bigger yellow one and a smaller orange one (the smaller one is usually ...

Baby Randall’s Frogfish

When i took our Guest Mood diving this week we were actually trying to find the Hairy Octopus again … but as often: You don’t always get what you ask for. Anyway: we still had a good dive with various Highlights such as several painted frogfishes, cool nudibranchs and other interesting stuff. But the best ...

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