PAINTED FROGFISH

Antennarius pictus
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Found in a wide range of habitats: on sandy bottom, rubble, rocky and coral reefs and also among algal beds or sitting on mooring lines and moorings. The colour also varies greatly and can be anything from white to black. There can sometimes be patches of overgrow on their bodies. Juveniles have a beautiful pattern of black body with orange spots and blue tips of all the fins and tail. Usually stays in the same area for a few days or up to a few weeks.
Frequency of sightings:
Common
Best time of year:
YEAR-ROUND
Remarks:
up to 15 cm body length , found between 1-35 m depth
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Kapal, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, California Dreaming, Critter Hunt, Dantes Wall, Goby A Crab, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Jiko Yansi, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Madidir, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Mawali Wreck, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Jiko, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Pintu Kota Besar (Seagrass), Pintu Kota Kecil, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Dua, Pulau Putus, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), Serena West, Slow Poke, Tanjung Kubur, Tanjung kusu-kusu, Tanjung Tebal, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Veterbrate
Sand Dweller
Buttom dweller
Frog Fish
- Giant frogfish
- Hairy frogfish
- Hispid frogfish
- Painted frogfish
- Randall's frogfish
- Sargasum Frogfish
- Scarlet Frogfish
- Warty frogfish

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