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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongAngler or Frogfish
Antennarius
Family Antennaridae


This fish has a feather-like appendage on its snout which it uses as a lure for unsuspecting fish. The large mouth then suddenly opens, creating a powerful suction current. Its pectoral (side) fins have also been modified into muscular walking limbs. It is docile and not poisonous. (Length up to 15cm).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre