Devil scorpionfish

Devil scorpionfish

Z605/1529 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.9MB

Downloadable file size: 4.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MATTHEW OLDFIELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Devil scorpionfish (Inimicus didactylus) camouflaged on the seabed. This fish is found in the Indo-west Pacific. It lays in wait on the seabed until its prey, of small fish, is close enough to be engulfed with a sudden leap. Its dorsal fin contains spines linked to venom glands, which protects it from predators. The sting is extremely painful, but rarely fatal to humans. The devil scorpionfish can grow to 18 centimetres in length. Photographed in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.

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

Keywords: animal, aquatic, bali, biological, biology, bony fish, camouflage, camouglaged, devil scorpionfish, fauna, fish, indonesia, marine, marine biology, nature, one, pisces, predator, predatory, seabed, single, tropical, tulamben, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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