Lacy Scorpionfish spotted at Hin Muang

The Lacy Scorpionfish has been spotted on Hin Muang numerous times. Its usual location stretches across the waters of the Asian Pacific region and is known to occur from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and across to New Caledonia. One of the best locations to regularly see this fish is at Loloata Island in Papua New Guinea where several different colour variations are known. The lacy scorpionfish can be recognised by its distinctive head shape, the large upturned mouth, dangly tentacles on the snout .The species varies in colour from yellow to brown, purple, green or black and is covered by a maze-like pattern. it can grow up to 30 cm and is known to live in coral reefs from depths 5 – 30metres.This species is a master of camouflage and blends in very well with its background and quite often can be seen hiding under plate corals and ledges on coral reefs. It also remains well disguised when hiding in amongst crinoids as it blends in with the fine fronds of the feathery invertebrate. so guys have fun trying to find our new friend and feel free to add any new pics of him!!!

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