Bearded scorpionfish

Bearded scorpionfish

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Credit: PETER SCOONES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bearded scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus). Scorpionfish are bottom-dwelling fish which have the ability to change their colouration to suit their substrate. Camouflaged against rocks or coral, they are able to surprise unsuspecting prey.

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