Definition of frogfish in English:


Line breaks: frog|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒgfɪʃ

noun (plural same or frogfishes)

  • An anglerfish that typically lives on the seabed, where its warty skin and colour provide camouflage.
    • Families Antennariidae (numerous species, including Antennaria hispidus of the Indo-Pacific), and Brachionichthyidae (four Australian species)
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    • When a fish is within striking distance, the frogfish jumps forward, opening its large mouth and engulfing its prey.
    • So it's possible for a dark brown frogfish with a hairy body to be the very same species as a white frogfish with almost smooth skin.
    • Their big attractions are frogfish, ghost pipefish and a shoal of batfish.

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