Tiny juvenile of 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 thing was this tiny little Baby Frogfish, that i found in a piece of Algae. It is a very juvenile Randall’s Frogfish – one of the rarer frogfish species here in the Lembeh Strait. Distinctive is his high head, the very flat body (which you cannot see in this picture) and a tiny white spot behind the eye. A very cool critter which we hope to photograph again once it gets a little bigger (thae grow to about 5 cm in size).