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No, That’s Not Moss. It’s the Hairy Frogfish.

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Look out where you step next time your at the beach.

The Hairy Frogfish is one of the fiercest, stealthiest creatures in the sea. This small fish is only about 9 inches long, but its wicked, extensible mouth allows it to swallow prey as large as itself.

Frogfish can change color depending on their environment, taking only a few weeks to adapt. But that color change makes it a mega-deadly hunter. The frogfish uses its first dorsal spine — called the illicium — like a fishing rod. Its tip has a worm-like “lure”  that attracts unsuspecting prey.

Take a look at the frogfish in action.

6 Comments on No, That’s Not Moss. It’s the Hairy Frogfish.

  1. first comment lightning speed

  2. fast food

  3. I think he may have bit off moe than he could chew.

  4. why, comatose, why??? // April 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    This may just be my new favorite animal!!!

  5. hmm… :P … watch… pose… pose… move slowly… move slowly… GULP! (3 times fast) :)

  6. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute

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