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Red velvetfish

Gnathanacanthus goetzeei

Found while diving the wreck of the schomberg.

Depth 6m
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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