Scorpionfish or maybe a toadfish

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Saw this little guy on two days .. Cruz Bay, St. John, in 4' of water.. I could only get this top down photo. First I thought it might be a toadfish, but now that I am home it looked more like a Spotted Scorpionfish... 4 to 5 inches long.

Comments?

Thanks ..  jay

ID

Hi Jay,

Your second guess is correct. This has all the markings of a Spotted scorpionfish, Scorpaena plumieri.

Carlos

Thanks..   ..jay

Thanks..

 

..jay

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