Maui’s most unusual looking fish

A face only a father could recognize

This is the face of a frog fish.  Antennariidae is the latin name.   This fish does not swim but is one of the fastest stationary predators in the world.   Unsuspecting prey happen by the fish and don’t even see it because of its cryptic design.   When close, the frog fish opens its mouth and simply sucks the fish in.

My favorite places to find Frog fish include Maui, and lembeh strait in Indonesia

I love this fish because it blends in with its environment and is hard to find.  I also love the texture on its skin.

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About Doug Hoffman

Portrait and underwater fine art photographer.
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2 Responses to Maui’s most unusual looking fish

  1. Alexandra says:

    When I saw the preview I thought it was a tree 🙂

  2. I agree, this fish is wonderful. How he’d blend into his surroundings. The texture of this fish is fantastic too. :)thanks for commenting on my post. Happy holidays

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