Image: Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala

Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala

A Smallscale Scorpionfish at a depth of 7 m, Baldwin's Bommie, off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 29 September 2010.

Photographer:
Erik Schlögl
Rights:
© Erik Schlögl

Notes

The species is characterized by having a prominent snout, 'pop-up' eyes, a large body and small bluish spots on top of the head.

Thank you to Dr Hiroyuki Motomura for identifying this fish.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala, Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenidae, large head, dots/spots, blue spots,