Mozambique scorpionfish Parascorpaena Mossambica

Mozambique Scorpionfish- Facts and Photographs

The Mozambique scorpionfish Parascorpaena Mossambica is one of the smaller scorpionfish. They have a very distinctive set of elongated cirri above the eyes that resemble antlers. As with all the scorpionfis...
Clearfin Lionfish (Pterois radiata)

Clearfin Lionfish

A clearfin lionfish (Pterois radiata), also known as the tailbar lionfish, radiata lionfish or radial firefish perches on a coral rock off the coast of Dar es Salaam. This is the only lionfish species which has...
zebra lionfish

Zebra Lionfish in Dar es Salaam

A zebra lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra), also known as a dwarf lionfish, rests on a barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lionfish have venomous spines that can b...
Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Lionfish on Slemmestad

A red lionfish (Pterois volitans) perched on the base of the Slemmestad Wreck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Red lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific region, as well as the western and central Pacific and o...
tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala)

Tasseled Scorpionfish

A colorfully patterned tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) perched atop a coral bommie. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo shot with a Sony DSC-RX10...

Black Volitan Lionfish

A black volitan lionfish (Pterois volitans) with venomous spines fully outstretched in efforts to deter the photographer, a potential predator. Photographed while scuba diving off...

Lionfish Photobombs Selfie

A lionfish managed to photobomb me while free-diving beneath a mooring in Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam. I was busy taking video selfies when the lionfish blundered into the shot. Guess it wanted its moment in...

Tassled Scorpionfish

A tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala), perched on atop coral off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tassel scorpionfish vary considerably in color and are bearded with numerous tassels below...
Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) are a family of marine fish that includes many of the word's most venomous species. Most have a type of sting from sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. There are hundreds of scor...

Devil Scorpionfish in Camo

A devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) perched on a shipwreck in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and relying on its camouflage to enable it to catch passing prey. Notice how the coloring is a combination of ...

Popeyed Scorpionfish

A popeyed scorpionfish Rhinopias frondosa, also known as the weedy scorpionfish, has a highly compressed body and can vary in color and appendages depending on its environment. Popeyed scorpionfish found in...

Lionfish

Lionfish, with their elaborate profile, vivid patterns and poised demeanor, are ideal subjects for underwater photography. They're unconcerned and motionless, using just enough energy to be softly lulled with t...

Dwarf Lionfish in Kilifi

Lionfish are common to see while diving and snorkeling in East Africa but Dwarf Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) are a rare and mysterious sight. This one was filmed in a lagoon off the coast of Kilifi, Ken...