Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish Rhinopias eschmeyeri

Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish
Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish
Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish
Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish, also called the Paddle-flap Scorpionfish, looks like its relative, the Weedy Scorpionfish, itself like an insignificant piece of seaweed or coral. It is native to reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. A nocturnal ambush predator, it is slow-moving and has venomous spines. Colours of individuals can vary from dark red or purple to yellow and pale pink and apparent texture can vary so that an individual looks not only like seaweed/coral but also like a completely different species to another individual of the same species. They can grow to over 20cm in length.