Ambon scorpionfish

Pteroidichthys amboinensis

The Ambon scorpionfish , is a scorpionfish native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Ambon Scorpionfish - Pteroidichthys amboinensis Kareko Batu, Lembeh. Ambon scorpionfish,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pteroidichthys amboinensis,Spring

Appearance

The Ambon scorpionfish is shaggy, and can change its color for the ideal camouflage. It has a wide head with a large mouth, and large pectoral fins.
Ambon Scorpionfish, Indonesia An uncommon visitor in Bali Ambon scorpionfish,Pteroidichthys amboinensis

Distribution

The Ambon scorpionfish lives just offshore on the bottom of the ocean. The oceans in which it lives include: coasts on the west pacific, such as Australia and Fiji, coasts on the Indian Ocean, the Red sea, and the Yellow Sea.
Ambon Scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis) Air Bajo I, Lembeh. Ambon scorpionfish,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pteroidichthys amboinensis,Spring

Behavior

The Ambon scorpionfish is an ambush predator. It will camouflage itself, wait for some prey to come close in front of itself, and then lunge forward and inhale the prey.
They have poisonous spikes on their back that they raise when threatened. The spikes are on the back, head, and around the eyes. They can cause death.
Ambon Scorpionfish Mostly brown in colour with a lot of appendages on its body and particularly above its eyes. Ambon scorpionfish,Geotagged,Philippines,Pteroidichthys amboinensis,Spring,scorpionfish,scuba diving,underwater

Habitat

The Ambon scorpionfish lives just offshore on the bottom of the ocean. The oceans in which it lives include: coasts on the west pacific, such as Australia and Fiji, coasts on the Indian Ocean, the Red sea, and the Yellow Sea.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderScorpaeniformes
FamilyScorpaenidae
GenusPteroidichthys
SpeciesP. amboinensis