Fish ID: Leaf Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish leaf scorpionfish taenianotus tricanthus gil
Family Scorpionfish (SCORPAENIDAE)
species Taenianotus tricanthus
size To 20cm
locality Coastal, lagoon and outer reefs
behaviour Solitary or pairs, swaying with surge within vegetation
range Indian and Pacific Oceans

Conical body tapering to tail, with Mohican style dorsal fin that extends the length of the body. Colouration matches surroundings, and swaying movement makes it look like part of the scenery.