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 July Fish of the MONTH --- Leaf ScorpionFish

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CajunGator
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Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus)

Family: Scorpaenidae
Eight interesting facts about the Leaf Scorpionfish


1. The Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) is a very pretty and colourful fish that is a very popular subject for photographers. It is also commonly referred to as the ‘Paperfish’.

2. This fish species has a widespread distribution and can be found in tropical waters ranging from the Indo-Pacific to east Africa and the Red Sea.

3. This species is monotypic genus meaning that it is the only species in the Taenianotus genus.

4. The Leaf Scorpionfish is a small compressed scorpion fish, with a high long sail like dorsal fin that is often lifted up. It has a variably developed 'beard' of fine appendages around the mouth and algae and hydroids can grow on its skin. It is known to shed its skin periodically.

5. The colouration of the Leaf Scorpionfish is variable, ranging from white, yellow, pink, red, brown and green.

6. The Leaf Scorpionfish is extremely good at camouflage and divers often do not notice it as it blends in so well with its background. It is generally found on coral reefs and can be sometimes found hiding in amongst corals and gorgonians.

7. In Australia small juveniles may drift down the eastern coast on the east Australian current and settle in estuaries and harbours. Juveniles have been observed in the Port Stephens estuary on the NSW central coast and have also been recorded in Sydney Harbour.

8. The individually in the above photo is a juvenile about 5cm in length. The maximum size for the Leaf Scorpionfish is approximately 25cm.


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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the MONTH --- Leaf ScorpionFish   July Fish of the MONTH  --- Leaf ScorpionFish Icon_minitime7/3/2010, 8:27 pm

AnyOne have one of these in their Tanks???? I want to buy One. dang and I dont even have a Salty Tank!!!

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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the MONTH --- Leaf ScorpionFish   July Fish of the MONTH  --- Leaf ScorpionFish Icon_minitime7/3/2010, 8:48 pm

Ok now that is a cool fish!
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I seen one at City Pets for $40.
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wow, awesome.. if anyone had one i figured it would be you nitty...

oh, nitty are you going to be at the HAS auction??

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Very cool. I'd have to say I would never want to come back as a Leaf Scorpionfish lol!

Pretty cool how it can change color to match any coral.

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I love this fish.
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reminds me of the angler fish my parents use to have.

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CajunGator wrote:
wow, awesome.. if anyone had one i figured it would be you nitty...

oh, nitty are you going to be at the HAS auction??

I've never had one. I'd have to do a species tank one day and get 1or2.
I'm gonna try and make the auction. Wifey has me all over the place these days.
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Wow very eye catching. Good info.
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Cool fish!!!!

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Wow nice fish, well done!!
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wow yes drool all day very nice fish good job
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Gah! I don't care if it will kill me... I want the pink one!!!
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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the MONTH --- Leaf ScorpionFish   July Fish of the MONTH  --- Leaf ScorpionFish Icon_minitime7/14/2010, 9:37 pm

I saw a yellow one at The Fish Gallery when the louisiana group went to Houston for the Auction!!

yes

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WICKED! NICE!
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cool fish! id get one if i had a salt tank
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Hey we need a August fish of the month lol! Anyone want to do it?

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Can I do it? I found one that is quite interesting July Fish of the MONTH  --- Leaf ScorpionFish 690297
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where can u find them and how much would u expect to pay for one?
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Nevermind I lost it lol
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I'll do fish of the month!
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Thats a awesome fish!
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fascinating! the salt water people have all the fun lol
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