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Is this a juvenile scorpion fish?

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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.

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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?

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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!

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