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Bandtail Scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis neglecta


Also known as the Yellowtail Scorpionfish, this species can be highly variable in colour. Scorpionfish are ambush predators - camouflaged from their prey, they lie in waiting until prey comings within reach, then lunge forward, mouth gaping and 'inhale' them!


Muddy/Sandy bottom at dive site 'The Hill' in Puerto Galera.

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Beautiful picture... I love it..

williefromwi 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting, and wonderful information on their feeding habits. Thank you.

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Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Lat: 13.50, Long: 120.95

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

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