During my dive trip in Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia, exactly a year ago, I spotted several frogfish. A type of fish that looks like a frog, just like its name ;).
Frogfish is actually a type of anglerfish. In Autralia, they are known as anglerfish, while ‘frogfish’ refers to a different type of fish (I don’t know what kind of fish Australians referring to when they’re talking about frogfish!).
This time, I’m going to share with you a scene where I found a yellow frogfish taking a walk… 😀 So cute!!!
As you can see, it takes time a while to walk from one point to another. Frogfish do not move very much, in general. They prefer to lie on the sea floor. They eat crustaceans, other fish and even each other (yup, they’re cannibals!). When catching its prey, they will open their jaws and pull the prey into the mouth along with water. Once I saw a tiny frogfish opened its mouth… and I was quite surprised to see that actually the jaw could stretch pretty long! Wow!
And not only that, this unique fish can also expand their stomachs to swallow its prey up to twice their size!
I’ve seen during my dives in some places: Phi Phi Island (Thailand), Similan Islands (Thailand), Raja Ampat, Papua (Indonesia) and Komodo National Park (Indonesia), but the place where I encountered frogfish the most was in Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi (Indonesia)!
I really love Lembeh Strait for the muck dive and all the weird underwater species living there!
If you’re a scuba-diver and wish to witness the critters yourself, you should definitely make your way to Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia! I highly recommend it! 🙂