Here’s the frogfish!

This morning’s post showed a bizarre frogfish, but there was a hidden one in there, too—perhaps the male mate of the obvious one. Reader Carl sent both the photo and the reveal (below). Did you spot the smaller one?

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Here it is—tail up:

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15 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Harumph

  2. John
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    A difficult one indeed.

    Was lucky to see a resident specimen on the Salem Express off Safaga. Ummm, a wreck I was more than a little guilty to dive but seeing the frogfish sure helped my mindset.

  3. aldoleopold
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    I could be mistaken, but it looks like there’s a second frogfish It’s nearly the same color as the surrounding rock (yellow/tan), and is directly above the other frog fish. Tail pointed up as well. Look for the two eyes.

    Anyone else see it?

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

      PCC[e] tells us this at the top of THIS post: “This morning’s post showed a bizarre frogfish, but there was a hidden one in there, too — perhaps the male mate of the obvious one. [..] Did you spot the smaller one?”

      • aldoleopold
        Posted December 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

        Ah got it! Yep I did. Thanks 🙂

  4. Posted December 30, 2016 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Well, the thing I figured had to be it is it, but still doesn’t look like one. And it seems to have its eye on the wrong end.

  5. Posted December 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    This totally fooled me. I thought it was the big one in the middle.

    A TV production called Indonesia: Life in the Muck has incredible footage on this critter and many others. Can’t find any free online video of it.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

      IIRC the work is from a channel off the coast of Lombok. (I saw a presentation by the filming crew of rough cuts a few years ago at a dive show.) Some particular … footage of something they called a “Bobbit Worm”. Made most of the men in the room practice re-ascending of the testicles.

      • Posted December 31, 2016 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

        Yikes! I don’t blame them.

      • Posted December 31, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

        The TV series where I saw that Indonesian episode is called Great Blue Wild.

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted January 4, 2017 at 9:45 am | Permalink

          Sell early, sell often. Sell exclusive usage rights higher.

  6. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I *still* can’t see it.

    cr

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      [Hums the shark theme from Jaws]
      That film was on TV a couple of nights ago, and I can’t resist humming the theme when I’ve seen surfers shivering in the water since.

  7. stuartcoyle
    Posted December 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of fishes, we have been blessed with David Attenborough’s three part series on the Great Barrier Reef over the last few nights. It’s interesting to see him revisit places that he first covered in documentaries in the 1950s!


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