Small red scorpionfish

Small red scorpionfish

Z605/0721 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Small red scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata) that is camouflaged against a sea fan. A scorpionfish is a solitary fish that hides around rocks and marine plants, and then ambushes its prey of small fish, crustaceans and other invertebrates. S. notata can reach a length of 24 centimetres. A scorpionfish has a row of spines on its back, linked to poison glands for defence. The venom is dangerous to humans who may step on a camouflaged scorpionfish. S. notata is found in the temperate waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. Photographed off Levant Island, France, in the north-western Mediterranean Sea.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: ambush, animal, bony fish, camouflage, camouflaged, carnivore, carnivorous, coral, france, french, gorgonian, hidden, hiding, levant island, marine, mediterranean, mimesis, mimic, mimicry, nature, ocean, pisces, poisonous, predator, predatory, red, scorpaena notata, scorpionfish, sea, sea fan, small, solitary, temperate, toxic, underwater, venomous, water, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.