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Hairy Frogfish mating

Last week we found a small male black hairy Frogfish … and when coming back again this week, he already found a new “Hairy Girlfriend”. On this fantastic dive, we not only saw these two lovers, but also two more Hairy Frogfish on the same site. Let’s hope they make lot’s of small Hairy Frogfish Babies 😉

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  1. Bob Bruner
    11/02/2012 at 10:12 PM

    Some say you can only detect the sex of frogfish is by dissecting the gonads — What is the basis for your sex determination?

    • 11/02/2012 at 10:41 PM

      HI Bob,

      the basis of the sex termination is in this case the size. You can actually see that if you scroll down the page of the link you posted. there you can see courting striated frogfish and the mal is the smaller one.

  2. Bob Bruner
    11/02/2012 at 10:21 PM

    http://www.frogfish.ch/frogfish-reproduction.html

    The link is the source of sex ID by gonad disection.

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