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Cockatoo Waspfish

Ablabys taenianotus

Description:

Also known as the Cockatoo Leaf-Fish, Roque Fish or Rouge Fish, this highly compressed fish is part of the scorpionfish family (Scorpaenidae). It mimics dead leaves in the water, and sways with water motion. It looks similar to the Spiny Waspfish (Albabys maracanthus) but has a higher number of dorsal spines.

Habitat:

Nestled next to a mooring buoy in a flat sandy area.

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2 Comments

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 9 years ago

It's fascinating to watch!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Interesante!!!

SamanthaCraven
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SamanthaCraven

Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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