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Tassled scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis oxycephala

Description:

It can reach a maximum length of 36 cm and can vary considerably in color. Adults are bearded with a number of tassels below the jaw.

Habitat:

Indo Pacific Ocean coral reefs.


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7 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Congratulations Marek, your Tasseled scorpionfish won joint third position our 2017 Best Wildlife Photo competition, Fish category:

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Formidable fish. Congrats.

Awesome find Marek,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

That's a truly gorgeous fish. Congrats on your SOTD, Marek.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek a year ago

Thanks Daniele. 😀

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Marek, your Tasseled Scorpionfish is our Spotting of the Day:

''This extraordinary looking Tasseled Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) is our Spotting of the Day! This member of the scorpionfish family (Scorpaenidae) can be noted for its variable color and "beard" of tassels below the jaw. Its venomous spines can inflict painful injury".

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SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

OMG!!!

จังหวัดพังงา, Thailand

Lat: 8.60, Long: 97.65

Spotted on Dec 4, 2017
Submitted on Dec 4, 2017

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