Eastern Frogfish | Batrachomoeus dubius
(by billunder)

Eastern Frogfish | Batrachomoeus dubius

(by billunder)



Flying Gunard | Dactylopteridae
(by edpdiver)

Flying GunardDactylopteridae

(by edpdiver)



Robust Ghost Pipefish | Solenostomus cyanopterus
(by maractwin)

Robust Ghost PipefishSolenostomus cyanopterus

(by maractwin)



Double-ended Pipefish | Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus 
(by divemecressi)

Double-ended Pipefish | Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus

(by divemecressi)



Painted Frogfish | Antennarius pictus
(by Okinawa Nature Photography)

Painted Frogfish | Antennarius pictus

(by Okinawa Nature Photography)



Arowana | Osteoglossidae fam.
(via eclysis)

ArowanaOsteoglossidae fam.

(via eclysis)



Eel-Tailed Catfish | Tandanus tandanus
"The eel-tailed catfish is from the family Plotosidae (in fact it is a close relative of the striped eel catfish) and like other family members its most distinctive feature is a continuous fin margin surrounding the posterior half of their bodies—aka an eel tail!  These catfish prefer to live on the gravel or sand at the bottom of lakes or slow-moving rivers.  They eat crayfish, yabbies’, worms, mollusks, insect larva, and other smaller fish."
(by Alice & Seig)

Eel-Tailed Catfish | Tandanus tandanus

"The eel-tailed catfish is from the family Plotosidae (in fact it is a close relative of the striped eel catfish) and like other family members its most distinctive feature is a continuous fin margin surrounding the posterior half of their bodies—aka an eel tail!  These catfish prefer to live on the gravel or sand at the bottom of lakes or slow-moving rivers.  They eat crayfish, yabbies’, worms, mollusks, insect larva, and other smaller fish."

(by Alice & Seig)



Unicornfish | Naso unicornis
(by Snapping Platypus)

UnicornfishNaso unicornis

(by Snapping Platypus)



Mandarinfish | Synchiropus splendidus
(by xjymnastjme)

Mandarinfish | Synchiropus splendidus

(by xjymnastjme)



Striped Anglerfish | Antennarius striatus

“Anglerfishes are unique in having a third dorsal fin that is enlarged and usually their first dorsal fin is modified to serve as a luring tool to capture prey. The lure consists of a ‘stalk’ known as the “illicium” and a ‘bait’ on the end is known as the “esca”. The Anglerfish uses this lure to attract prey such as small fish. These fish see the lure, which may look like a worm, invertebrate or tiny fish and as the prey swims in to grab the bait the Anglerfish strikes with lightning speed. The strike of the Anglerfish is one of the fastest movements recorded in the ocean. The Striped Anglerfish is known to feed predominantly on other fish species and has also been known to eat syngnathids (seahorses and pipefish).”
For more information on the Striped Anglerfish, go here.

Striped Anglerfish | Antennarius striatus

“Anglerfishes are unique in having a third dorsal fin that is enlarged and usually their first dorsal fin is modified to serve as a luring tool to capture prey. The lure consists of a ‘stalk’ known as the “illicium” and a ‘bait’ on the end is known as the “esca”. The Anglerfish uses this lure to attract prey such as small fish. These fish see the lure, which may look like a worm, invertebrate or tiny fish and as the prey swims in to grab the bait the Anglerfish strikes with lightning speed. The strike of the Anglerfish is one of the fastest movements recorded in the ocean. The Striped Anglerfish is known to feed predominantly on other fish species and has also been known to eat syngnathids (seahorses and pipefish).”

For more information on the Striped Anglerfish, go here.



Ocean Sunfish | Mola mola
"They are clumsy swimmers, waggling their large dorsal and anal fins to move and steering with their clavus. Their food of choice is jellyfish, though they will eat small fish and huge amounts of zooplankton and algae as well. They are harmless to people, but can be very curious and will often approach divers."
(by Kate_Lokteva)

Ocean Sunfish | Mola mola

"They are clumsy swimmers, waggling their large dorsal and anal fins to move and steering with their clavus. Their food of choice is jellyfish, though they will eat small fish and huge amounts of zooplankton and algae as well. They are harmless to people, but can be very curious and will often approach divers."

(by Kate_Lokteva)



Glass Catfish | Kryptopterus bicirrhis
"Remarkably, this species is almost transparent. Its internal organs are crowded together at the front of the body and are clearly visible. A mid-water swimmer, the Glass Catfish is most comfortable hiding in vegetation, so an abundance of plants may reduce stress." 
(by Anna Mizi)

Glass Catfish | Kryptopterus bicirrhis

"Remarkably, this species is almost transparent. Its internal organs are crowded together at the front of the body and are clearly visible. A mid-water swimmer, the Glass Catfish is most comfortable hiding in vegetation, so an abundance of plants may reduce stress." 

(by Anna Mizi)



Atlantic Wolffish | Anarhichas Lupus 
(by Maillekeule)

Atlantic WolffishAnarhichas Lupus 

(by Maillekeule)



Silver Arowana | Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
(by hari-cam-aqua)

Silver ArowanaOsteoglossum bicirrhosum

(by hari-cam-aqua)



Rainbow Snakehead | Channa bleheri 
(by tokyogasmask)

Rainbow Snakehead | Channa bleheri

(by tokyogasmask)