Caption: Close-up of the eye of a leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). This fish has shape, colour and texture resembling a leaf, or the coral and sponges common in its habitat. It uses this cryptic colouration to hide from predators and prey. If a prey item, such as a small fish or crustacean, passes nearby, it engulfs it with a sudden gulp. The leaf scorpionfish is found in tropical seas with coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Filmed in Palau.

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Keywords: ambush, animal, biological, biology, camouflage, camouflaged, close-up, closeup, crypsis, cryptic colouration, eye, fauna, fish, leaf fish, leaf scorpionfish, macro, marine, paperfish, phytomimesis, predator, reef, scorpaenidae, taenianotus triacanthus, tropical, underwater, wildlife

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Leaf scorpionfish eye

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Duration: 00:00:12.29

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