Painted Anglerfish

Posted by ChrisRoss on Fri May 19, 2023 1:24 am

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Painted Anglerfish  Antennarius pictus

From the same dive as the last post another species of anglerfish, this one is the painted anglerfish, this species is found from a bit south of Sydney all the way up the coast and into the coral triangle around Indonesia, Philippines etc.  This one was quite small only about 50-60mm long.  Colour is highly variable including white yellows, browns and black to match the sponges in its habitat.  Outside of Australia they are known as frogfish.

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by david fletcher on Fri May 19, 2023 1:50 am
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Amazing colours on this one Chris. Super shot.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri May 19, 2023 5:45 am
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Cool-looking fish and amazing that he can 'produce' such vibrant colors.
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by Swissblad on Fri May 19, 2023 6:10 am
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david fletcher wrote: Amazing colours on this one Chris.  Super shot.
+1 great catch!

by Carol Clarke on Fri May 19, 2023 12:39 pm
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Amazing view of this colourful and quite surreal creature, Chris!

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by Tom Whelan on Sat May 20, 2023 10:52 am
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Vivid colors and a fine angle on fish and the similarly colored background (coral?). excellent image.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon May 29, 2023 7:24 pm
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So exotic. Not my usual image of a "fish"! ;). Wonderful color and form.
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