Story: Fiords

Scorpion fish (3rd of 3)

Scorpion fish

Scorpion fish are common in the fiords. They catch their food by lying in wait and lunging out to grab unsuspecting prey as it swims by. Their mottled appearance helps them blend into the sponges and bryozoans covering rock walls.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Fish and marine mammals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6345/scorpion-fish (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006