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Red velvetfish

Gnathanacanthus goetzeei

Red Velvetfish caught at Little Trumpeter Bay near Whale Head.

Weight 0.500kg
Depth 12m
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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