Barchin Scorpionfish (Sebastapistes strongia)

Also known as No other name


Also known as - No other name

Found singly, and well camouflaged, over mixed rubble and sandy areas, in channels, over shallow lagoons, and reef flats.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 9.5cm
Depth - 0-37m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Scorpionfish are masters of camouflage, enabling them to lie in wait for their victims to come close, before lunging forward and inhaling their prey with their large mouths.
When disturbed they raise the spines along their backs and will usually move off out of harms way, however, if cornered they are able to charge at considerable speed.
Highly dangerous and poisonous with venomous spines along its back if trodden on etc. Ref:


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