Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Click to enlarge image
A Smallscale Scorpionfish at a depth of 7 m, Baldwin's Bommie, off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 29 September 2010. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    oxycephala
    Genus
    Scorpaenopsis
    Family
    Scorpaenidae
Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
A Smallscale Scorpionfish at a depth of 7 m, Baldwin's Bommie, off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 29 September 2010. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

A Smallscale Scorpionfish at a depth of 7 m, Baldwin's Bommie, off Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 29 September 2010.

Notes

The species is characterized by having a prominent snout, 'pop-up' eyes, a large body and small bluish spots on top of the head.

Thank you to Dr Hiroyuki Motomura for identifying this fish.