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Stone scorpionfish

Scorpaena mystes


Dark blotch with yellow/orange skin flaps. Diffuse light bars on fins & tail. The coloration can lighten and darken to blend in with the back ground. Appears to be part of the bottom. Upto 0,25 metres length.


Sits on the bottom on reefs & rocks, waiting for prey. Found at depths to 33 metres. Feeds on crab, shrimp, and small fishes. In Eastern Pacific from Baja California to Chile, also found on Isla de Coco, Isla Malpelo, and Galapagos islands


Dorsal, anal, and pelvic spines very venomous.

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PieterHartog 9 years ago

What´s the mission about?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Nice picture!, this could be a good spot for Mimetic Animals Mission

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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