Scientific name : Antennarius sp.
Medium size frog fish, variable colour (usually grey, brown or black), with oval spots evenly distributed. Skin with short filaments giving it a shaggy appearence. Illicium long as much as the second dorsal spine or slightly longer. Shrimp shaped esca, with ragged appendages mimicking the legs and eye spot. 18 cm.
So far seen only in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi.
Possible confusion with Antennarius striatus and Antennarius hispidus. Apart the stripes (more numerous in A. striatus, more sparse in A. hispidus, more similar to elongated oval spots in A. sp.), the obvious difference is the shape of the esca: worm like in A. striatus, pom-pom like in A. hispidus, shrimp like in A. sp.
Coastal bay, Lagoon, Sand