这些年来我们看过不少小型青蛙frogfish)。所有可以用小指作为单位描述的标本确实都是小鱼。看到如此的青蛙鱼真是令人惊奇,但我们认为图片上的青蛙鱼应该是最

这张图片是由日本南部GT Divers潜水俱乐部的成员Kazutoshi Uehara拍摄的特别小的青蛙鱼比小卵石还要小,似乎周围的小水螅体都可以伤害它。伪装隐藏对于青蛙鱼来说无疑是非常重要的,这也许是青蛙鱼如此小生存下来的原因

由于幼鱼时期的青蛙鱼非常圆润没有流体动力,所以游动能力比其父母要差。它们只能做自己最擅长的事——隐藏在珊瑚礁生态系统中。青蛙鱼是一种定栖生物,很受人们喜欢但可惜的是,至今青蛙鱼只成功繁育一次。因为这些五颜六色的小鱼非常受欢迎,使得商家为这些迷人的生物设计新一代缸。

 

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This Has To Be The Smallest Possible Frogfish

We’ve seen some small frogfish over the years and any specimen that is described in pinky-nail units is a tiny fish indeed. What makes seeing such small frogfish so surprising is knowing how large they get, but we think we’ve found the picture of the smallest possible frogfish.

Photographed by by Kazutoshi Uehara of GT Divers in southern Japan, this particularly small frogfish is smaller than a tiny pebble, looking almost like it could be hurt by the tiny hydroid polyps around it. There’s no doubt that camouflage is super important for frogfish all during their lives and this is perhaps why frogfish settle out so small.

Being so round and not hydrodynamic, larval frogfish probably can’t swim any better than their parents so it behooves them to hurry up and do what they do best, and that is hide in the reef ecosystem. Being sedentary and popular, it’s a shame that frogfish have only been bred once to date, as these tiny lumps of colorful fish would be extremely popular and spark a new wave of nano tanks designed just for these fascinating creatures.