WATERY WEDNESDAY # 57

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 57

We’re going scuba diving this Watery Wednesday to meet a master of camouflage! We better keep our eyes peeled and look amongst the corals to see if we can find…

e & e snorkeling

MEET THE SARGASSUM FISH!

sargassum fish   Range/Habitat: Tropical-sub-tropical oceans/ worldwide

   Diet: Carnivore: fish

   Length/Weight: up to 7 ½”/ up to 14 oz

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  • Sargassum fish are members of the frog fish family.
  • Sargassum fish have variable patterns and colors to match their surroundings.
  • They are covered in spiny like protrusions.
  • Sargassum fish use their dorsal fin spine to lure prey.
  • They are ambush predators.
  • Sargassum fish have leg-like pectoral fins.

 

These crazy looking fish are so awesome! We think they look a bit like aliens! What do you think? What color would fit in with your habitat?

sargassum fish2  sargassum fish3

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