Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829)
Barchin scorpionfish

These small scorpionfish are common but often hidden in algae or coral rubble during the day. The are highly variable in color, but most individuals have an often branched supraocular tentacles above each eye that may be longer than the eye itself. There are many photos posted below to show the color variations, although it is possible some may represent other species.

Created 30 August 2015
Updated 15 December 2017

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