Weedy scorpionfish

Rhinopias aphanes is a Scorpionfish from the Western Pacific.

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The Weedy scorpionfish lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

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The weedy scorpionfish has a highly compressed body, can reach a maximum length of 23 cm, and can vary considerably in color as well as appendages depending on its environment. More

The weedy scorpionfish is a wide-ranging species that occurs from East Africa to the Caroline Islands, north to Japan and south to Mauritius. Apparently, most of those being collected for the aquarium trade are coming from Sri Lanka. More

Weedy Scorpionfish can grow up to 23 cm what is approximately 9 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2760cm2 of water surface what is approximately 427 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. More

The weedy scorpionfish's cryptic camouflage is an invaluable tool for hunting prey and avoiding becoming prey itself. Both prey and predators mistake the well camouflaged fish for a piece of seaweed. More

Weedy Scorpionfish in the Lembeh Straits Weedy Scorpionfish (Rhinopius frondosa) photographed at 43 meters (135 feet) at Angel's Window Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia back More

Weedy scorpionfish (pictured here is Frondosa) are reasonaby common in Milne Bay, though found from time to time not so common. More

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Common names

Lacy scorpionfish in English
Merlet's scorpionfish in English
Merlets dragefisk in Danish (dansk)
Weedy scorpionfish in English
隐居吻鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
隐居吻鲉 in Unknown
隱居吻鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
隱居吻鮋 in Unknown

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Rhinopias
Species : Rhinopias aphanes
Authority : Eschmeyer, 1973