Monday, 7 May 2012

Yellow - Western Red Scorpioncod!!

This shot was taken by my dive buddy Carol Lawton during a dive we did last Saturday morning at the Coral Gardens dive site off Mindarie Marina north of Perth. The second shot is a repost of an earlier photo showing the more normal colouring for this fish. The Scorpioncod varies in colour according to how deep they are found but none of the literature mentions a completely yellow version. The Scorpioncod is very venomous and should not be handled. If anyone has experience of this colouring I would be keen to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. How funny that both of the Scorpion cod seem to be sitting in coral bowls, the bottom one not quite so obvious, but still there! Not only ugly but poisonous too! The bottom shot is amazing!