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