The creepy-crawly frogfish at Kuredu’s top macro dive sites

17 Nov 2014
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The Maldives’ coral reefs boast a variety of fish life, both small and big. Many of you enjoy hanging out with the majestic manta rays and admire their astounding underwater ballets, while others prefer hovering over the edge of a channel, surrounded by grey reefs sharks and eagle rays.

The third bunch are people like Ludwig, our macro king – divers who find pleasure in spotting and taking pictures of the little creepy-crawlies on reefs around Kuredu.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been fortunate enough to be blessed with two frogfish sightings at two of Kuredu’s top dive sites: Anemone Thila and Aliha Giri.

These tiny yet stocky predators are well camouflaged and have the amazing ability to jet propel themselves along the reef or use their pelvic fins to walk across the sea floor. Frogfish typically move slowly, however when prey passes by, they strike extremely rapidly. Using a wriggling lure to attract prey, they make themselves a meal in as little as 6 milliseconds.

Frogfish, which give fast food a whole new meaning, are a rare find hence always causing great excitement with whoever is lucky enough to spot one.

What’s the species that fascinates you most?

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