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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 11 years ago

Congratulations, Ron!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

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

SonalPatil 11 years ago


Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 11 years ago

Thanks again for all the encouragement!

misako 11 years ago

Cool fish--congrats!

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Ron!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations Ron Caswell! Lovely!

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

SuzannaSetiawaty 11 years ago

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

Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 11 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 11 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Looks sinister. Awesome series Ron

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Congratulations extraordinary series :)

Tom15 11 years ago

Great picture and a well deserved SOTD!

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Congrats on your wonderful SOTD!

Arun 11 years ago

Great spotting !! Congratulations.

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Congratulations Ron!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD Ron!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

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

KarenL 11 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 11 years ago

Beautiful fish! Beautiful picture!

KarenL 11 years ago

Awesome spot Ron!

RiekoS 11 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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