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Speak of the Devil: Scorpionfishes of the Genus Inimicus
In this Coral Realm article/photo gallery we will take a closer look at the devilfishes. This extensive article, which is illustrated with numerous photos, also includes a photo gallery of 16 photos showing devilfish color variants that will make your knees weak! We will examine the biology of these little-known scorpionfishes, list places where you can go to see one in the flesh and provide tips to help you avoid being stung by their highly venomous spines. There is also an stunning slide show entitled The Face of the Devil that exhibits the color variability of the spiny devilfish. There is more info on and photos of Inimicus here than you will find anywhere!
The photos in the gallery above show the highly variable color forms of the spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactyla). All photos by the authors, except the last photo on the right in the thrid row - this shot was taken by John Greenamyer.