Fish ID: Tasselled Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish tasselled scorpionfish scorpaenopis oxycephalus thl
Family Scorpionfish (SCORPAENIDAE)
species Scorpaenopis oxycephalus
size To 30cm
locality Within rocks or coral or on substrate
behaviour Solitary, usually stationary
range Asian Pacific

Floppy conical body, fan shaped pectoral fins, spiny (usually venomous) dorsal fins. Distinct tassels all around the mouth and lower head. Colouration varies with location.