Monthly Archives: July 2011

Psychedelic Frog Fish

    The psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica, is a yellow-brown or peach coloredfrogfish named for its psychedelic pink and white stripes arranged in a fingerprint pattern. The fish is from the waters near Ambon Island and Bali, Indonesia.[1] The psychedelic frogfish was first described in 2009 by Ted Pietsch, Rachel Arnold, and David Hall in the scientific journal Copeia.[1] The psychedelic frogfish has been known to reach a length of &hellip Continue reading »

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The Stonefish

  It is actually a clay model of a fish with 13 wooden dorsal spines. The dancer experiences terrible agony, writhing on the ground. The whole ritual ends sadly with a death song. The fish involved in the dance is the stonefish, also a member of the scorpionfish family. It is believed to be the &hellip Continue reading »

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Diver Gets Very Close to Whale Shark; Not Swallowed

  To read more about Whale Sharks, click here. The dramatic photo of the whale shark, which is part of the largest living species of fish and can get up to 40 feet in length, was taken by underwater photographer and expedition leader Mauricio Handler from the United States. The photo shows a diver that &hellip Continue reading »

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The Hairy “Horror” Frog?

This is a very strange species of frogs… The species is about 11 cm long from snout to length. The large head is broader than long, with a short rounded snout. Males are much larger than females. The former have a paired internal vocal sac and three short ridges of small black spines along the inner &hellip Continue reading »

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Leafy Sea Dragon

The leafy sea dragon or Glauerts Seadragon,[1] Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the familySyngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for &hellip Continue reading »

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