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Butlers Frogfish Tathicarpus butleri
2013-10-15 10:45:52

The Butler’s Frogfish (Tathicarpus butleri), known also as the blackspot anglerfish, is a rare species of frogfish belonging to the family Antennariidae. The only member of its genus, this species is the most derived member of its family, representing a separate lineage from all other frogfishes, leading to some consideration of it being placed in its own family. It can be found off the...

Psychedelic frogfish Histiophryne psychedelica
2013-03-28 14:20:18

The psychedelic frogfish is found only around Ambon Island, Indonesia at depths of 16 - 23 feet in coral rubble about 66 feet from the shoreline. This fish was discovered in 1992 amongst a shipment of assorted fish that was delivered to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. But was not observed or photographed in the wild until 2008. The psychedelic frogfish was named one of the top ten new species...

Pink frogmouth
2007-03-26 13:48:17

The Pink frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae, found circumglobally on continental shelves and slopes in tropical to temperate waters (except the Caribbean Sea), at depths of between 656.17 and 2165.35 ft (200 and 660 m). Its length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The pink frogmouth is moderately elongated compared to most other frogfishes, with a rough scaleless...

Sargassumfish
2007-02-21 16:26:44

The Sargassumfish, Histrio histrio, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found close to the surface amongst floating sargassum weed in all subtropical oceans. Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Sargassumfish has numerous fleshy weed-like dermal appendages which allow it to blend in with the floating sargassum weed in which it is usually found. It is a deep-bodied shapeless...

Striated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:09:08

The striated frogfish, Antennarius striatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans, to depths of between 32.81 and 688.98 ft (10 and 210 m). Its length is up to 9.84 in (25 cm). The striated frogfish inhabits rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble, and is also found in weedy estuaries along the east coast of southern Africa. In the Atlantic, it...

Ocellated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:04:14

The Ocellated frogfish, Antennarius ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 492.13 ft (150 m). Its length is up to 14.96 in (38 cm). The Ocellated frogfish has three prominent black spots on each side, each surrounded by lighter ring. It inhabits rocky and...

Spotfin frogfish
2007-02-21 16:02:35

The Spotfin frogfish, Antennarius nummifer, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans to depths of 984.25 ft (300 m). Its length is up to 5.9 in (15 cm). The Spotfin frogfish is a deep-bodied shapeless species, with thickened and adapted pectoral and pelvic fins which serve as limbs allowing the fish to 'walk' over the bottom. It has prickly, scaleless skin...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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