1. The frog fish which lives in the seaweed, is colored to look like
its home. They are pale yellow with dark brown bands. This fish is
such a queer looking creature that he is sometimes called the clown
of the sea.
2. Frog fish do not live together as do the flying fish. The frog fish
are quarrelsome. They even eat each other. They do not always
wait for their food to float by. They steal up on the smaller sea animals
and leap upon them as quickly as a tiger. The smaller fish may dodge
and swim away but the frog fish follows and with open mouth gulps
down its prey.
3. The frog fish's wide mouth enables it to swallow fishes much
larger than itself. These fish are sometimes called cannibals because
they eat each other. People do not eat the frog fish.
4. The frog fish lays its eggs in a jelly-like mass which floats upon
the water until the young hatch.