Tassled scorpionfish

Tassled scorpionfish

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Caption: Tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) lying on a reef. 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 in Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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