Scorpaenopsis diabolus

Scorpaenopsis diabolus

False stonefish

Distribution: from the Red Sea and Eastern Africa to Southern Japan, Hawaii, French Polynesia, the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.

Often confused with the “real” stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa.

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