Scorpaenopsis diabolus
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Occasionally found on reefs but mostly in rubble and sandy areas or among sea weeds. Can be partially buried. Usually solitary but can be seen in pairs. Colour change according to the environment, but sometimes from unknown reason adopts snow white colour while sitting on black sand. When alarmed, brightly coloured inner sides of pectoral fins are flashed as a warning.
Frequency of sightings:
Best time of year:
All year round
2- 70m depth, size up to 28 cm
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Aw Shucks, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, Critter Hunt, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Jiko, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Pintu Kota Besar (Seagrass), Pintu Kota Kecil, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Retak Larry (Larrys Crack), Serena West, Slow Poke, Tanjung Kubur, Tanjung kusu-kusu, Tanjung Tebal, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Sand Dweller
Buttom dweller
Scorpion Fish
- Ambon scorpionfish
- Erosa stonefish
- Estuarine stonefish
- Filamentous scorpionfish
- Flasher scorpionfish
- Leaf scorpionfish
- Paddle-flap scorpionfish
- Reef stonefish
- Spiny devilfish
- Weedy scorpionfish

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