Aug 14, 2007

Spice of Life

Who would have thought that the frogfish comes in so many colors? If variety is the spice of life, then ugly has just got a bit more kick to it.

Speaking of kick, these little ambush hunters scuttle about by walking on their fins. I guess that's not much different from me using my legs to swim. Another interesting bit of information is that their lures (frogfish dangle lures in front of their mouths as bait--think 'anglerfish') often take on the appearance of worms, shrimp, or even small fish.

Wouldn't that be devious trap? You think you're walking into a restaurant that looks vaguely like a McDonald's, and the instant you walk in, wham, the doors shut and you get eaten.

Thanks for the photos, Booge. I hope seeing the photos here expunges some of the vitriol you feel towards these little guys.


4 comments:

Papvin said...

I wonder what these fellas taste like...

Anonymous said...

These are actually kinda cute.

pkeli said...

It's obvious what these frog fish taste like--you've got your lemon, orange and blueberry frog fish right here. Filleting them might not be worth the effort though. Pretty darned bumpy fish...

Kritter said...

Actually, the yellow one looks more like banana flavor.