Today we are meeting one ugly but neat fish today! These funny looking fish are named the Warty Frog Fish! Come learn more about them with us.
Warty Frogfish Fun Facts:
- These warty frogfish grows up to 6 inches long.
- They are covered in little bumps called spindles.
- They have large mouths that allow them to eat prey as large as themselves. These carnivores eat anything that comes their way.
- After a few weeks of life they have the ability to change color to match their surroundings.
- They have a lure on their head they use to catch prey with.
- Warty frogfish are also biofluorescent. They have proteins that absorb electromagnetic waves and they emit that light in a different color.
Warty frogfish are so amazing! Can you imagine absorbing electromagnetic waves and then glowing? It is so neat!
I’m sorry. That is not a real fish. It is a wad of plastic or some strange color chewing gum. However, having a mouth large enough to eat something as big as I am could be a wonderful advantage. That is all. 😀
I have never heard of this or seen one before.
“Warty frogfish are also biofluorescent. They have proteins that absorb electromagnetic waves and they emit that light in a different color.” They got such a cool trait perhaps to make up for not looking like a real fish 😉