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Paddleflap Scorpionfish

Rhinopias eschmeyeri

Description:

This scorpionfish, which occaisionally makes it was into the aquarium trade can grow to ~16 cm. Although some have raised questions as to whether R. eschmeyeri is a morphological variant of Rhinopias frondosa rather than a separate species, a 2006 study by Motomura and Johnson confirmed the species' existence and distinguished it from other members of the genus Rhinopias.

Habitat:

Walking on it's pectoral fins around the reef flat

Notes:

When our dive guide, Mark from Sea Rider Dive Shop, Sabang spotted this, he made some very excited noises and did a little dance! Goes to show how rare and special it was to see this guy!

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1 Comment

Bo Mancao
Bo Mancao 8 years ago

I have yet to find these guys!

SamanthaCraven
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SamanthaCraven

Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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