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Striated Frogfish? (Striate Anglerfish/ Frogfish)

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I found this little fellow in middle harbour - dead and floating over a sand flat.   I think it is a striated frogfish.  Those guys are pretty fluffy underwater.  It was hard to see any fluffiness on this guy - he appeared to be smooth-skinned.  Very blue eye!  The pics were taken on the blade of a paddle- so fish is maybe 10-15cm?

 

 

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I think it is a species of Anglerfish that uses the strong fins on the underneath part of the body to walk along the ocean floor. 

Similar to Handfish and Frogfish species.

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On 8/23/2019 at 10:18 PM, ginko said:

I found this little fellow in middle harbour - dead and floating over a sand flat.   I think it is a striated frogfish.  Those guys are pretty fluffy underwater.  It was hard to see any fluffiness on this guy - he appeared to be smooth-skinned.  Very blue eye!  The pics were taken on the blade of a paddle- so fish is maybe 10-15cm?

 

 

2019-08-23 13.29.48.jpg

2019-08-23 13.29.37.jpg

2019-08-23 13.29.28.jpg

In all my years of fishing I have never seen one love the photos 

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