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Scorpionfish 16/08/2015

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Rhinopias aphanes is a Scorpionfish from the Western Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL.[1] Information on this species is based on three specimens of Rhinopias aphanes that were collected from Australian waters and compared to a previously recorded Holotype.[2] The distribution of this species seems to be restricted the coral reefs of the Western Pacific.[2]This species is thought to be a benthic fish, resting on the sea floor.[2] It has been observed that they are very reluctant to leave the bottom and rarely swim. Rather, they locomote using walking and hopping-like movements using their pelvic and pectoral fins.[2] The prey of Rhinopias aphanes consists of small fish.[2]




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