Okay, pay attention now, this is very important, because the next few words here in the Kona Isle C31 Kona Condo blog could change your life.
Good thing we had Capt. Steve Juarez on the dive to point it out for us, because these little critters are well camouflaged as you can see.
Some of the science stuff here we attribute it to a cool web site called Tree of Life.
"Frogfishes of the family Antennariidae are typically small, globose anglerfishes easily distinguished from members of allied families by the presence of three well-developed dorsal spines, laterally directed eyes, a large, anterodorsally directed mouth, and a short, laterally compressed body (Pietsch, 1981). They share with other families of the teleost order Lophiiformes a peculiar and unique mode of feeding that is characterized most strikingly by the structure of the first dorsal spine, which is placed out on the tip of the snout and modified to serve as a luring apparatus."
What does all this have to do with our Kona Condo?
Well, it's this, again, attributing to TOL. It seems that frogfishies such as these "spend the greater part of their lives squatting on the bottom."
Now we ask you, is this any way to live?
They are rather sedentary, and hence, this attributes to their portly, if not somewhat rotund appearances.
Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist (or even a marine biologist( to see that the only thing a frogfish is going to interest in this world, is another frogfish. (Unless you believe in fairy tales, which we do not). Or, they're also equipped with a luring appendage. If a terribly nearsighted fishie gets too close will will be unceremoniously sucked into a hungry frogfishie's mouth via a very efficient vacuum-like method.
So, you there, stuffed into your rapidly shrinking cubicle looking at your rapidly expanding waistline, book some time soon to visit Kona, stay and play, scuba, swim, snorkel, whatever, and shake yourself loose from the Frogfish doldrums.
Guaranteed, the experience will change your life.