Pom Pom island has a wide range of frogfish and they are often easy to see. We regularly see 4 of the common species and another 4 species can be seen if you search hard in the correct environment.
The best guide to the frogfish of the area is here
The clown frogfish can be seen on sponges or on the rubble seabed. They come in a wide variety of colurs and we frequently see the same individuals regularly for several months. This one (red & white) is a juvenile and is regularly seen at 4-6m close to CBR and was photographed by Peter Brix. As they become older, many of them change to a more yellow colouration.
The giant frogfish should be easy to spot but it is a master of camoflage. It doesn’t just resemble a sponge it is a sponge until you spot the eye and the mouth.
More frogfish photos seen on the Pom Pom Biodiversity Survey.
The sargassum frogfish, hides in floating sargassum seaweed.While they are not uncommon, it is very hard to search enough floating weed to find the elusive species. This was found by Prof Steve Oakley and photographed by Nurul Yazid.