antennarius maculatus

Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)

Also known as the Clown Frogfish, the warty frogfish is a species of frogfish (Antennariidae) that inhabits tropical waters in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from Mauritius to the western Pacific. Like other frogfish Antennarius maculatus is a benthic species and inhabits sheltered rocky and coral reefs. Adult A. maculatus typically associate themselves with sponges, using camouflage to ambush any animal that wanders too close.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Lophiiformes-Antennariidae-Antenarius-A. maculatus

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