Papua Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis papuensis Click to enlarge image
A Papua Scorpionfish at a depth of 12 m, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, 31 October 2009. Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    papuensis
    Genus
    Scorpaenopsis
    Family
    Scorpaenidae
Papua Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis papuensis
A Papua Scorpionfish at a depth of 12 m, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, 31 October 2009. Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

A Papua Scorpionfish at a depth of 12 m, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, 31 October 2009.

Notes

Thank you to Dr Hiroyuki Motomura for identifying the fish in the image. Hiro stated "It has a flat occiput (the area behind the eyes), versus a very deep occipital pit in Scorpaenopsis venosa."