Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Is this a juvenile scorpion fish?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 dirkhh

dirkhh

    Sea Nettle

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:49 PM

It looks about right, but I wasn't able to find anything that matched it...

 

Taken in Okinawa, Japan.

 

Olympus OMD E-M5 with 12-50mm @43mm macro, 1/200s, f20, ISO200, both strobes firing.

Attached Images

  • P6180283.jpg


#2 ChrisRoss

ChrisRoss

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 282 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney Australia

Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:16 PM

It's definitely a scorpion fish, though I couldn't say for certain which species, maybe a barchin? I believe there is variability in colours/ptterns to better match the substrate where they live. Some of the species only reach max size of 6cm so this may not be a juvenile?

#3 dirkhh

dirkhh

    Sea Nettle

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for the reply! The fish in this picture was about 3cm - so even for one of the tiny species (which I wasn't aware of) it wasn't fully grown.

Googling for pictures of Barchin I can see the resemblance!