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Rhinopias frondosa

(Günther, 1892)

Dennis Corpuz Monstrous face ~ Anilao Critters Weedy scorpion fish (Rhinopias frondosa)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Oct 2012
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) yellow variant. On the head a small Mimic Pufferfish (Paraluteres prionorus) Bunaken Nort Sulawesi Indonesia Nikon F100 Sigma 105 Subtronic Alpha pro macro f:22 1/60 Film Fuji Provia 100 ASA

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 Jul 2012
Imade Widana Padangbai dive Sept, 21, 2013

Antonio Colacino Amazing creature, do you know his name? :)

Imade Widana Wedy scorpion fish Antonio Colacino, new collection in my fish list.

Antonio Colacino Thanks a lot Imade :)

Imade Widana Welcome Antonio Colacino

Ron Silver Rhinopias frondosa

Imade Widana Thanks Ron Silver

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Sep 2013
Dennis Corpuz Monstrous face ~ Anilao Critters Weedy scorpion fish (Rhinopias frondosa) Powershot G10 Neutral density setting

Dennis Corpuz Thank you Dustin Hurlbut

Nadia Chiesi Great shot Dennis Corpuz !!

Dennis Corpuz Thank you Dustin Hurlbut,Alicia Mirabilis and Nadia Chiesi

Dennis Corpuz Thank you Susan Gardner

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 09 Oct 2012
Uwe Schmolke Rhino and shadow - This Rhinopias I've taken in indonesian waters. Have fun watching (-:

Ron Silver Very nice

Steve Rosenberg What an incredible coloration. I have never seen this color and pattern on a Rhinopius. Awesome.

Ron Silver This pattern is found on the LACEY SCORPIONFISH (Rhinopias aphanes). The color is changeable.

Steve Rosenberg Thanks Ron. Can I order one from you next time I'm in Indonesia? :) Are all Lacey scorpionfish capable of changing their color to match their surroundings like a commerson frogfish?

Ron Silver As I understand it, most if not all, Rhinopias can change their color and to some extent their texture. Lembeh Strait in Sulawesi, Indonesia has always been a good place to find Rhinopias.

Markus Roth Nice shot, Uwe! As far as I know, there have been no sightings of Rhinopias Aphanes in Indonesia. It is said that Aphanes is endemic in Coral Sea (PNG, Solomones, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Australia). Rhinopias aphanes has dark reticulations (maze-like patterns, stripes) on the body, head and fins. It has filamentous tentacles, that look like algae. It can be yellow, green, black or brown. This one is a Rhinopias Frondosa and I bet Uwe shot that one at Ambon. :-)

Stephen Williams NICE ONE :-)

Tacdriver Randy Milbrand Nice shot

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 15 May 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive with G12

Ron Silver Scorpionfishes

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Imade Widana Thanks Ron Silver and Stuart Pearce, rhenopias and scorpion.

Tom Hobock Sneaky ain't they

Ron Silver Weedy Scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa and Papuan Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis papuensis

Imade Widana Tom Hobock, hahahaha......

Ernst Andres I LIKE IT <3

Sylvie Lalane wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Imade Widana Thanks Ernst

Imade Widana Thanks Sylvie

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 22 Sep 2013
David Salmanowitz Rhinopias frondosa from Anilao last year.

Ken Thongpila Hey David :-) can you tell us how you did this shot please?

David Salmanowitz ISO 200, 105mm lens, f16, 1/80th sec. I worked this guy and never could get him in a straight line, w/the caudal fin not bent out--I tried though!

Ken Thongpila Thanks David. I hope I will see them when I go to Anilao next year. I never have good shot or the shot I happy from this guy....

David Salmanowitz Last year was the 1st time I think I had ever seen a Rhinopias in Anilao, after many visits. This year we saw a screaming yellow one and one similar to this but not as nice color.

Ken Thongpila Are you going there again next year?

Evie Go yes, there are 5 so far... 3 frondosas & 2 eschmeyers... =D

David Salmanowitz Yes, in April I hope. Already emailed the owner of Club O to save me a spot if available as fills up quickly, hope there is still room available.

Evie Go David, i posted a yellow one last night. Its like a neon yellow. :D

David Salmanowitz Thanks Evie--I will try to find it now. Surely the same yellow one I saw last June. It was a beauty!

Thomas Chai I have seen this the last trip I went two months ago

David Salmanowitz Thomas, it would be a different one than this as I saw this last year. There was one real similar to this that I saw back in June.

Thomas Chai The one I saw is Purple color..dunno whether is the same subspecies

David Salmanowitz Purple, nice. Have you posted a pic? :-) Hard to keep up with all the postings people have been putting up, as unfortunately still have to do other stuff than look at u/w pics for hours and hours. :-(

Thomas Chai Not yet..still sitting in my folder as Raw file...will do once I get to PP them :)

David Salmanowitz Look forward to it. I know the feeling BTW, still trying to catch up with many assorted pics as well.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 30 Sep 2011
Markus Roth Rhinopias Frondosa MINAHASA LAGOON - DIVE & TOURS CLUB / North Sulawesi - Indonesia; Canon EOS 550D Tokina 10-17 mm FE-Zoom @ 10mm + Kenko TC ISO: 200 Aperture: 14 Shutter: 1/30 UK-GERMANY Housing Mike-Dive Mini-Dome Port Two Subtronic GmbH strobes and light Minis; manual settings - © MARKUS ROTH- MaRo-Visions - 50259 PULHEIM - www.MaRo-Visions.de - Veroeffentlichung ausschliesslich fuer journalistisch-publizistische Zwecke. Publication solely for journalistic purposes.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 21 May 2013
Yen-Yi Lee Weedy Scorpionfish Yawning (Rhinopias frondosa) Canon 550D + 60mm Macro, f16, 1/200s, ISO100, Inon Z240*2 @ Long Dong, Taiwan www.yenyilee.com

Rebecca Shen WOW~~COOL

Stefano Scortegagna very cool...!!!

Ilse Merz cool!

Yen-Yi Lee Thank you for loving it : )

Henry Jager Great shot!

Yen-Yi Lee Thank you, Henry !

Yos Amerta wow, nice shot . . .

Message posted on UWphotographers on 29 Sep 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Scorpaeniformes (Order)
              Scorpaenidae (Family)
                Rhinopias (Genus)
                  Rhinopias frondosa (Species)
Associated Species