WW #31 - After While, Crocodile

Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps)

21 comments:

  1. I hope it's obvious from the photo how the Crocodile Fish got its name. This guy lives in sand patches between coral reefs. His blotchy coloring camouflages him well. He waits quietly and un-noticed until an unsuspecting little fishy comes past, and then he snaps at it, grabs it and eats it.

    Don't worry. The Crocodile fish only eats little fishies. He's harmless to divers (and other humans). I photographed this guy in the Red Sea. He was about 2 feet (60cm) long.

    Bobbie

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  2. bobbie.....that thing is UGLY!

    I caught a sculpin bullhead thinger the other day that was cuter than that fella.

    Hahaha....happy WW.

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  3. How did I get that color???? That's just the color it was...lucky me.

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  4. Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. Fish or no fish, I'd be running as fast as I can if I saw that.

    My W W is a seedy character...drop by if you can willya? Happy day to you...........

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  5. Oh my....I'd be scared to death if this guy popped out of the sand/rock at me. Great shot!

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  6. this is so scary...LOL...

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    Happy WW!

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  7. I don't think I would be able to spot this one, great camouflage.

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  8. Not sure I like the ways he's looking at me!

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  9. That is such a cool face!
    I'm not familiar with the Crocodile Fish, thanks for sharing your photo :)

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  10. What a cool looking fella you found here. Not sure I'd wanna cross paths with him though!

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  11. The Crocodile fish looks very mean!

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  12. What an amazing fish. It looks so much like a croc!

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  13. That's an interesting fish - reminds me of a grouper, but much flatter.

    Thanks for your visit today, I'm skipping WW this week (against my own advice), but I've already got something in the queue for next week!

    Maybe you can waterproof your camera phone and get some underwater shots. I'm accepting guest post submissions now! :)

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  14. Wow - Only a face a mother could....

    Happy WW!

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  15. Beautiful picture. It does look like a crocodile! :-)

    My post. Happy WW!

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  16. I'm chuckling to think that so many of you thought this guy looked scary. Ugly? Maybe. Goofy? Yep. But believe me, he's completely harmless.

    @ Shannon - They are really hard to spot, unless they happen to move.

    @ Pete - You don't understand: One of the great things about being underwater is no phones!! :-D

    But I will pass along the word about your quest for guest camera phone bloggers.

    Bobbie

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  17. Awesome! Glad to hear its harmless to divers. It does look like part of the ocean floor.

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  18. I can see how it got it's name. What a wonderful creature. Great shot as ever!

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  19. I am a little behind in my WW's but this is a stunning shot and glad that I was able to catch up finding it!

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  20. Thank you all.

    @ Monarch - No worries. I got a bit behind on my blog visits this past week as well.

    Bobbie

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Bobbie & Jerry