Fish of the Day – Leaf Scorpion

If you ever see what looks like a dead leaf in a coral head, it is most likely a Leaf Scorpionfish. They grow up to about four inches (10 cm) long and wave gently in the water, looking very much like a leaf.

Leaf Scorpion

Wikipedia tells me that they are ambush predators. They wait until a tiny shrimp or fish gets close to them, they sidle a little closer and then snap the prey into their open mouth. Yum!

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