Photos about frogfishes (Antennariidae); including frogfish reef scenes, adults carrying eggs, larvae and juveniles: Two orange commerson's frogfish (Antennarius commerson) at Cocos Island. Costa Rica.Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) off Oahu in Hawaii.Orange painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Philippines.Commerson's frogfish (Antennarius commerson). Philippines.Juvenile painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Papua New Guinea.Juvenile red painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Papua New Guinea.Sargassumfish (Histrio histrio) reflecting off the surface in blue water. Indonesia.Juvenile painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Indonesia.Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Indonesia.Juvenile painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus). Indonesia.Face to face with juvenile sargassumfish (Histrio histrio) on sargassum algae floating in blue water. Indonesia.A spot-tail frogfish (Lophiocharon trisignatus) with eggs at nght. Most frogfishes spawn gelatinous egg masses composed of thousands to millions of tiny eggs. Members of the subfamily Histiophryninae, such as Lophiocharon trisignatus, produce fewer but larger eggs than other frogfish species and carry them around until they hatch. Indonesia.A pair of giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni). Indonesia.Frogfishes, family Antennariidae, like this giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) are a type of anglerfish in the order Lophiiformes. They can be distinguished from other anglerfish by the three extended dorsal fin spines on their heads. The first dorsal spine is modified as a fishing lure to attract prey. The lure consists of the illicium (the spine) and the esca (the bait), and may resemble a worm, crustacean, or small fish. Frogfishes do not swim in the conventional way; instead, they "walk" on their pectoral fins or use 'jet propulsion' (forcefully expelling water from the small opercular opening generally behind and below the pectoral fins). They are mostly bottom-dwelling fish, typically living amongst coral, at up to 100 metres (330 ft) depth, where they lie in wait for prey. They are able to change their colour to match the background with high precision, and their camouflage is further aided by numerous warts and filaments on their skin, giving them an appearance similar to rough coral. Lembeh Strait, IndonesiaA giant frogfish (Antennarius commerson) pair blend in with colorful sponges on a deep reef. Indonesia.