A comparison of the stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa and Synanceia horrida) with the false stonefish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) and other scorpionfish.
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stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) / Echter Steinfisch
estuarine stonefish (Synanceia horrida) / Warzen-Steinfisch
false stonefish = devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) / Buckel-Drachenkopf = falscher Steinfisch
The real as well as the false stonefish are very well camouflaged as shown in these photos. The main difference is the shape of the mouth and the tail.
The stonefish has a mouth that is vertically turned down. The scorpionfish has a mouth that is more horizontal. The tail of the stonefish is extremly curved to one side (as the tail of the devilfish)
INFO - Devilfish (Inimicus didactylus) / Teufelfisch
please look at poisonous spines / Giftstacheln beachten
INFO - lionfish (Pterois volitans) / Rotfeuerfisch
INFO - This lionfish is a rarity:
blackfin lionfish (Parapterois heterura) / Schwarzflossen Rotfeuerfisch
scorpionfish - Scorpaenopsis-oxycephala - Drachenkopf
Their spines of all species of the Scorpaenidae are very poisonous.
lionfish - scorpionfish - stonefish
As seen on this photo, scorpionfish are not always well camoflaged. This white devil scorpionfish lives on black sand (on Negros, Philippines). This animal is not a albino, please notice the tail.
Skorpionfische (Zubi 's Korallenriff)
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