Leaf scorpionfish

Taenianotus triacanthus is a species of marine fish which is the sole member of the genus Taenianotus.

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The Leaf scorpionfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 5 - 134 m , usually 5 - 20 m environment.

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The leaf scorpionfish is a reef safe fish that can be kept in reef tank with no harm to corals. But it is a threat to mobile inverts like shrimps and crabs, including much smaller fishes. More

The bodies of Leaf Scorpionfish are laterally very flat, which certainly contributes to their leaf-like appearance. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) is a very pretty and colourful fish that is a very popular subject for photographers. It is also commonly referred to as the ‘Paperfish’. 2. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish swims with pectoral fins for short distances and then settles on the reef awaiting prey. Leaf Scorpionfish are noted for their large dorsal fin (on top) which tends to wave in the current and appears to potential prey as a harmless leaf. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish is found in the Indo-Pacific, from the eastern coast of Africa to the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador), northwards up to the Ryukuy Islands (Japan) and Hawaii (USA), and southwards down to Australia and the Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia). More

The Leaf Scorpionfish is monotypic... that is, it is the sole member of its genus... Of the largest subfamily (Scorpaeninae) of Rock and Scorpion fishes (Scorpaenidae)... This group of mail-cheeked fishes alone has some 15 genera and more than 150 species. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish diet consists of live foods such as feeder fish or small shrimp. Like other scorpionfish and scorpionfish, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Boxfish, Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons. More

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Photo: OctopusPhoto: Translucent, purple fishPhoto: Hydromedusa in AntarcticaPhoto: Translucent sea snailPhoto: Squid Photo: BristlewormPhoto: Magnified zooplanktonPhoto: Brightly colored jellyfishPhoto: Antarctic krillPhoto: Translucent jellyfishPhoto: Larval stage of leaf scorpionfishPhoto: Translucent jellyfish with orange coloringPhoto: Shrimp on a jellyfishPhoto: SquidPhoto: Translucent flounder Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii. More

Photo: Leaf scorpionfish in coral reef WALLPAPER The brilliant camouflage of an alert leaf scorpionfish creates a stark contrast with the nighttime waters of an Indonesian coral reef. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish is highly variable in color though most are shades of brown, white, or maroon. Yet other specimens may exhibit yellow, orange or bright red. More

The Leaf Scorpionfish - King of Crypsis There are three things that are important in the life of a fish (or any other organism for that matter). One: to acquire something to eat. Two: to avoid being eaten. More

Common names

Blad-dragehovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Hadakahaokoze in Japanese (日本語)
kabi lase in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Leaf fish in English
Leaf scorpionfish in English
Leaffish in English
Novu in Gela
Paper fish in English
Paper scorpionfish in English
Paperfish in English
Papiervis in Afrikaans
pez-escorpión in sp
Poisson balance in French (français)
Poisson-feuille in French (français)
Rascacio in sp
Rascasse-feuille in French (français)
Sailfin leaf fish in English
Sailfin leaffish in English
Schaukelfisch in German (Deutsch)
scorpionfish in English
Swayfish in English
Three-spined scorpionfish in English
Threespine scorpionfish in English
三棘带鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
三棘帶鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
三棘高身鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
三棘高身鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
玫瑰絨鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
玫瑰绒鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
石狗公 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Taenianotus
Species : Taenianotus triacanthus
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