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Caption: Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) eating a lionfish (Pterois sp.). There are two frogfish lying in the crevice, camouflaged by their cryptic colouration. The small lionfish is unaware of their presence, and swims too close to the rear frogfish. The lionfish has fin spines containing deadly poison, and advertises this danger with its red and black aposematic colouration. This does not deter the frogfish, although it is not known whether or not it survived its meal. Filmed at Kungkungan Bay Resort, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Giant frogfish eating lionfish

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