Crocodilefish

Scuba Diving Tanzania

Camouflaged Crocodilefish

A crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), also known as the tentacled flathead, lies across soft corals, waiting for prey to swim past. These fish are extremely well camouflaged...
Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish- Facts Photographs and Video

The crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), also known as the tentacled flathead or Western Indian Ocean crocodilefish, has a unique character due to its unusual shaped jaw. The fish sits flat and unmovi...
Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish Close-up

Close-up of a crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), spotted on a scubadive at Kankadya in Dar es Salaam. Crocodilefish are ambush predators, so camouflage is key. Notice how even the outline of the eye...

Crocodilefish Camo

A crocodilefish camouflaged on a reef in Mafia Island's Chole Bay. The fish was so well blended in that the dive leader had to point to him for several minutes before I could finally see him, directly under...

Perspectives of Crocodilefish

This video compares and contrasts two Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps) in Chole Bay; one camouflaged on a coral reef approximately 10 meters deep and the other on a sandy, grassy patch in shallow water...