A striated or "hairy" frogfish (Antennarius striatus) waves its esca or lure in an attempt to attract prey. Some think that the fish's "hairs", which are actually dermal spinules, are designed to make them look like urchins. My experience is that they are not always found among urchins, so the "hairs" are simply a good way of breaking up the fish's outline for camouflage.
- © Adam Hanlon 2016 © Adam Hanlon
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Bitung, Bony Fishes: Osteichthyes, Fishes, Frogfishes: Antennariidae, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Lembeh Straits, Marine Life, Molucca Sea, North Sulawesi, PLACES, Pacific Ocean, SHOT TYPES, Wetpixel Expeditions, Wetpixel/Mustard Macro Workshop 2016, blue water, macro, striated frogfish: striped frogfish: Antennarius striatus, tropical water, ©Adam Hanlon 2016
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