Scorpaena cardinalis (TBC)

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Unidentified at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Unidentified at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Mar 2017

Identification history

Reef fish Scorpaena cardinalis 29 Mar 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!
Reef fish Crinodus lophodon 29 Mar 2017 libbyhSignificant Sighting - libbyh has made a recognised, significant sighting!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!

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Author's notes

Or it might be S. papillosa. Thanks for the ID Michael. I thought at first this had strange milky eyes, but on one photo I got it with its eyes fully opened, so I could see the other images are just with its eyelids closed. Amazing how its colour is so similar to the encrusting algae just under the Wharf.

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Species information

Sighting information

  • Merimbula, NSW Location
  • 1 Abundance
  • libbyh Recorded by
  • 27 Mar 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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