Also known as Devilfish, Flasher Devilfish, Flasher Goblinfish, Flasher Stingfish, Humpback Scorpionfish, Rough Hump-backed Scorpionfish, Stingfish.
Found singly or in pairs well camouflaged and sometimes half buried over mixed rubble and sand reef flats of shallow lagoons.
They feed on small fish and swimming invertebrates.
Depth - 1-80m
Widespread Pacific Ocean
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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5820