back button

100 dpi image

This spotted scorpionfish (Scorpaena plumieri) is well camouflaged between the fire coral (Millepora alcicornis), barnacles, red encrusting sponge, and chicken liver sponge (Chondrilla nucula). This is a fish that is often overlooked, although divers should really be on the look out for, as they have nasty spines on their dorsal fins. They are most often seen at Stetson Bank (as seen here). (photo: Frank and Joyce Burek)

Download/Display 300 dpi image
NOAA logo Revised November 23, 2005 by Sanctuaries Web Group
Many links leave the National Marine Sanctuary Web Site - please view our Link Disclaimer for more information
National Ocean Service | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/pgallery/pgflower/living/living_16.html