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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-13-07 09:17 PM
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33. I'm going to go with a species of frogfish
It seems to fit the general description. The image isn't to great but you could see some features,
fins that resemble webbed feet and upward looking eyes and mouth. Clearly not much of a swimmer, rather it waddles about on the bottom.
Most frogfish have the fishing appendage on the head to lure prey. Hard to see anything in the video.
If I had to put money down, I would go with a frogfish of some sort. Check for yourself, just go on Google-Images and type in "frogfish".
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  -Any marine biologists out there? What kind of animal is THIS: Poll_Blind  Feb-13-07 08:24 PM   #0 
  - It looks like the trible from Star Trek  poiuytsister   Feb-13-07 08:27 PM   #1 
  - Ocean Sunfish. A tiny one, if it's only a foot long:  dicksteele   Feb-13-07 08:29 PM   #2 
  - I dont buy it  tk2kewl   Feb-13-07 08:30 PM   #5 
  - Good, because I was WRONG. See below. nm  dicksteele   Feb-13-07 09:38 PM   #42 
  - You Didn't Watch The Video, Did Ya LOL  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-13-07 08:30 PM   #7 
  - Lol, didn't even notice there WAS a video!  dicksteele   Feb-13-07 08:54 PM   #22 
     - Hey, Don't Sweat It. I Came Thisssss Close To Being Guilty Of The Same.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-13-07 09:00 PM   #27 
  - No, I'm pretty sure it's not that. This thing is locomotive on the...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 08:33 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, see my post #22 above. nm  dicksteele   Feb-13-07 09:39 PM   #43 
  - Oh, these are so cool!  Vektor   Feb-13-07 09:04 PM   #28 
     - Cool, definitely. Starring in that video, not a chance. See #22 above! nm  dicksteele   Feb-13-07 09:40 PM   #45 
  - Who knows what lives down there?  Rex   Feb-13-07 08:29 PM   #3 
  - Absolutely Fascinating. No Idea What It Was But It Sure Is A Silly Little Thing Ain't It?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-13-07 08:30 PM   #4 
  - oh.  HappyWeasel   Feb-13-07 08:30 PM   #6 
  - Are they fish or crustaceons? This thing looks like a fish using...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 08:35 PM   #11 
  - Wow, that's just weird weird weird  electron_blue   Feb-13-07 08:32 PM   #8 
  - Geez, that thing is weird--and it ain't no sunfish. (nt)  Jackpine Radical   Feb-13-07 08:35 PM   #10 
  - oh  MonkeyFunk   Feb-13-07 08:36 PM   #12 
  - walking catfish??????  lady of texas   Feb-13-07 08:37 PM   #13 
  - looks like a catfish to me too  pitohui   Feb-13-07 08:41 PM   #16 
     - Did you watch the video? I can't ever recall seeing catfish fry but...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 08:51 PM   #20 
     - The top picture looks like one of the walking catfish  Bobbieo   Feb-13-07 09:06 PM   #29 
  - Fin placement and locomotion seem all screwey. The two fins...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 08:38 PM   #14 
  - The Moment I Read This Post... I WAS a marine biologist.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-13-07 08:40 PM   #15 
  - LOL  MonkeyFunk   Feb-13-07 08:42 PM   #17 
  - It is my considered opinion that it is  frogcycle   Feb-13-07 08:48 PM   #19 
  - Love it! n/t  Texas Explorer   Feb-13-07 08:57 PM   #25 
  - SEA BUNNY! SEA BUNNY!  originalpckelly   Feb-13-07 08:48 PM   #18 
  - frogfish  elana i am   Feb-13-07 08:53 PM   #21 
  - Yep, that's what it looks like:  originalpckelly   Feb-13-07 08:55 PM   #24 
  - Nice! I think that's it! Thank you! n/t  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:15 PM   #32 
  - Nice! I think that's what it might be! Alot of the same things, especially...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:14 PM   #31 
  - Is it Muddy The Mudflipper? n/t  spacelady   Feb-13-07 08:54 PM   #23 
  - Is it a Mudpuppy?  Island Blue   Feb-13-07 08:58 PM   #26 
  - No, but excellent guess. The still photo is really misleading.  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:07 PM   #30 
     - Mudpuppies are amphibians, not fish  alarimer   Feb-13-07 10:04 PM   #46 
  - I'm going to go with a species of frogfish  freethought   Feb-13-07 09:17 PM   #33 
  - That is an incredibly cool video!  Crunchy Frog   Feb-13-07 09:18 PM   #34 
  - Wow, cool book! I'm going to see about picking that up. Evolution...  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:26 PM   #39 
     - A wonderful book, though outdated since the discovery of Tiktaalik.  Crunchy Frog   Feb-13-07 09:33 PM   #41 
        - Interesting critter, thanks! n/t  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:39 PM   #44 
  - Dunno, but it was smart enough to duck when that big fish went by  dotcosm   Feb-13-07 09:19 PM   #35 
  - Arr, Jim, that be the rare Marine Hedgehog - good eatin', them....  Canuckistanian   Feb-13-07 09:19 PM   #36 
  - Get this tag classification on LiveLeak..  Canuckistanian   Feb-13-07 09:24 PM   #38 
     - Ya gotta admit though, it is pretty accurate! LOL! n/t  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:26 PM   #40 
  - I think Elana I Am and Freethought nailed it: Some species of FROGFISH!  Poll_Blind   Feb-13-07 09:22 PM   #37 
  - I agree it is a species of frogfish  alarimer   Feb-13-07 10:10 PM   #47 
  - That's Why I LOVE DU!!! Learn Somethin New Every Goddamn Day! Awesome Work Guys!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-13-07 10:16 PM   #48 

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