Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nature Notes: Leaf Scorpionfish

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This is a Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). They come in many colours and can change colour when they molt (they don't have scales). When they feel threatened, they sway, like a leaf or a plant in the water. The fins on their chest can be used to walk over and to hold on to the bottom of the sea.
I like their eyes in particular.

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Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

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