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Red velvetfish

Gnathanacanthus goetzeei

Red Velvetfish - NE Tasmania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBO8K0rWqA4

Depth 8m
Gnathanacanthus goetzeei

About this species

Striking scorpionfish relatives that are rarely seen by divers, partly because they are most active at night. Red Velvetfish are extremely well-camouflaged amongst kelp and other large algae species. The fin spines are venomous and can inflict an excruciatingly painful and long-lasting sting. Read more…

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