Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish, Rhinopias eschmeyeri Condé 1977

Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish, Rhinopias eschmeyeri, in Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish may be a junior synonym of Rhinopias frondosa as they are often seen together. This seems to be backed up by video footage showing the paddle-flap and weedy forms of Rhinopias mating at Alor, Indonesia. Perhaps they are male and female of the same species.
Rhinopias 'paddle-flap' and 'weedy' forms mating at Alor, Indonesia.

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Rhinopias eschmeyeri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jul 2024,

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