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Psychedelic frogfish makes a splash

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Sep 2010

In 2009, colleagues at the University of Washington, created quite a stir when they described a new species of frogfish from Indonesia.  The fish goes by the scientific name Histiophryne psychedelica.  When you watch the movie you'll probably agree that psychedelica is a good name for this strange fish.


Reference:

Pietsch, T.W., R.J. Arnold and D.J. Hall 2009 A bizarre new species of frogfish of the genus Histiophryne (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from Ambon and Bali, Indonesia. Copeia 2009(1):37-45.

 

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Psychedelic frogfish, Antennariidae, Histiophryne psychedelica,