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Red Irish Lord

Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus


This brightly coloured sculpin will sit motionless while being photographed. Notice the Heart Crab (Phyllolithodes papillosus) in the background.


Browning Pass, BC, Canada

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26 Comments (1–25)

birdlady6000 9 years ago

Congratulations, Ron!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

isn't it some kinda rock fish? irish lord rock fish or something?
nice spotting, anyway

SonalPatil 9 years ago


Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 9 years ago

Thanks again for all the encouragement!

misako 9 years ago

Cool fish--congrats!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Ron!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Ron Caswell! Lovely!

Wow Ron,great capture ,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Wow! How vibrant! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

SuzannaSetiawaty 9 years ago

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your SOTD

Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 9 years ago

Thanks for the kudos everyone! Browning Pass is an extraordinary place to dive that is full of colourful life.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Congratulations on spot of the day for this very interesting and colorful fish.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Looks sinister. Awesome series Ron

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations extraordinary series :)

Tom15 9 years ago

Great picture and a well deserved SOTD!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Congrats on your wonderful SOTD!

Arun 9 years ago

Great spotting !! Congratulations.

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Congratulations Ron!

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD Ron!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

oh wow awesome and congrats Ron! I dont think i would have noticed that crab.

KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Ron! This beauty has earned you spotting of the day!

The red Irish lord usually lives close to rocky shores but can survive at depths as low as 450 meters.

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Beautiful fish! Beautiful picture!

KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot Ron!

RiekoS 9 years ago

I can never meet this one (too deep for me). So, thank you very much for introducing this special fish to us.

Ron Caswell
Spotted by
Ron Caswell

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 13, 2012
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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