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Red velvetfish

Gnathanacanthus goetzeei

High tides and south-west blows produce interesting finds along Victoria's remote south-west beaches

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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