Tassled scorpionfish

Tassled scorpionfish

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tassled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala). This highly camouflaged venomous ambush predator is found in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It ingests small fish by rapidly opening its large mouth and sucking them in. Photographed off Matangi island, Fiji.

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