Also known as Devilfish, Raggy Stingfish, Stingfish, Weedy Stingfish, Yellownose Scorpionfish.
Found singly often where they can hide and be well camouflaged on algae bottoms in crevices over seagrass beds and sponges, over bays, lagoons and coastal reefs. Highly dangerous and poisonous with venomous spines along its back if trodden on etc. Although if disturbed it will move off out of harms way.
They feed on small fish and swimming invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-90m
Widespread Indo-West 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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Scorpaenopsis-venosa