Scorpionfish

Rhinopias
Rhinopias eschmeyeri & frondosa

  Rhinopias, a member of the Scorpionfish family, are perhaps the ultimate underwater critter. Famed for their striking colours and body shape, their rarity adds to their legend. A firm favourite of underwater photographers and videographers, it is one of the reasons that divers come to Ambon. The come in three flavours, Paddleflap, Weedy and …

Rhinopias
Rhinopias eschmeyeri & frondosa
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Ambon Scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys amboinensis

  These Ambon Scorpionfish are hard to find and hard to film. The are very shaggy, with multiple protrusions coming out of just about every part of it’s body, especially on it’s head, around it’s eyes and mouth. They hang around in the sand, looking like a bit of algae, camouflaged, so they can ambush …

Ambon Scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys amboinensis
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