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A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys Add To Light Table Giant kelpfish amidst kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Image ID: 14936  
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
 
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp.
Image ID: 01291  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage.
Image ID: 25414  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Southern Sea Palm, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Weedy scorpionfish.  Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias frondossa Add To Light Table Weedy scorpionfish.  Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias frondossa Add To Light Table
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Image ID: 05142  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Weedy scorpionfish. Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Image ID: 12897  
Species: Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondossa
 
Weedy scorpionfish. Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Image ID: 12898  
Species: Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondossa
 
Scorpionfish, Rhinopias Add To Light Table Scorpionfish, Rhinopias Add To Light Table Cabazon.  Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings.  Juveniles are often found in shallow water, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Add To Light Table
Scorpionfish.
Image ID: 13671  
Species: Rhinopias
 
Scorpionfish.
Image ID: 13672  
Species: Rhinopias
 
Cabazon. Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings. Juveniles are often found in shallow water.
Image ID: 13691  
Species: Cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
 
Cabazon.  Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings.  Juveniles are often found in shallow water, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Add To Light Table Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus Add To Light Table Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus Add To Light Table
Cabazon. Large cabazons sometimes lie camoflaged on top of deep rocky outcroppings. Juveniles are often found in shallow water.
Image ID: 13692  
Species: Cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
 
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Image ID: 13705  
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
 
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Image ID: 13706  
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
 
Decorated warbonnet.  The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits, Chirolophis decoratus Add To Light Table Mosshead warbonnet.  The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect, Chirolophis nugator Add To Light Table Mosshead warbonnet.  The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect, Chirolophis nugator Add To Light Table
Decorated warbonnet. The elaborate cirri on the warbonnets head may help to camoflage it among the rocks and crevices that it inhabits.
Image ID: 13712  
Species: Decorated warbonnet, Chirolophis decoratus
 
Mosshead warbonnet. The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect.
Image ID: 13713  
Species: Mosshead warbonnet, Chirolophis nugator
 
Mosshead warbonnet. The moss-like protrusions on its head (cirri) may provide some camoflage effect.
Image ID: 13714  
Species: Mosshead warbonnet, Chirolophis nugator
 
Matamata turtle.  The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by, Chelus fimbriata Add To Light Table A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys Add To Light Table A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys Add To Light Table
Matamata turtle. The fringed flaps along the head and neck of this unusual turtle look like weeds or algae and help the animal to stay camoflaged until prey swims by.
Image ID: 13972  
Species: Matamata, Chelus fimbriata
 
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Image ID: 14004  
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
 
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Image ID: 14005  
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
 
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques Add To Light Table Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques Add To Light Table Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques Add To Light Table
Leafy Seadragon.
Image ID: 14468  
Species: Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
 
Leafy Seadragon.
Image ID: 14469  
Species: Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
 
Leafy Seadragon.
Image ID: 14470  
Species: Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
 
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques Add To Light Table Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias Add To Light Table Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus, Rhinopias Add To Light Table
Leafy Seadragon.
Image ID: 14471  
Species: Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
 
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Image ID: 14496  
Species: Rhinopias
 
Tropical scorpionfishes are camoflage experts, changing color and apparent texture in order to masquerade as rocks, clumps of algae or detritus.
Image ID: 14497  
Species: Rhinopias
 
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies, Citharichthys stigmaeus Add To Light Table Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies, Citharichthys stigmaeus Add To Light Table Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down Add To Light Table
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies.
Image ID: 14498  
Species: Speckled sanddab, Citharichthys stigmaeus
 
Speckled sanddab, which can alter its color and pattern to better camoflage itself against the sandy bottom on which it lies.
Image ID: 14499  
Species: Speckled sanddab, Citharichthys stigmaeus
 
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14511  
 
Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down Add To Light Table Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down Add To Light Table Frogfish, unidentified species.  The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down Add To Light Table
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14512  
 
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14513  
 
Frogfish, unidentified species. The frogfish is a master of camoflage, lying in wait, motionless, until prey swims near, then POW lightning quick the frogfish gulps it down.
Image ID: 14514  
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Camoflage
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Disruptive Coloration
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Eye
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Mouth
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Venomous
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Camoflage
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Crocodilefish (Platycephalidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  Red Sea
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Rockfish / Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Sea Dragon (Syngnathidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Sole (Soleidae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Crab
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Camoflage
Animal  >  Ray  >  Electric and Torpedo Ray  >  Pacific Torpedo Ray
Animal  >  Ray  >  Ray Behavior  >  Camoflage
Animal  >  Shark  >  Angelshark
Animal  >  Shark  >  Shark Behavior  >  Camoflage
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Gallery  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Red Sea  >  Egypt
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Catalina Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  World  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Chelus fimbriata
Chirolophis decoratus
Chirolophis nugator
Citharichthys sp.
Citharichthys stigmaeus
Heterostichus rostratus
Loxorhynchus crispetus
Macrocystis pyrifera
Papilloculiceps longiceps
Parophrys vetulus
Phycodurus eques
Pleuronichthys coenosus
Rhinopias frondossa
Rhinopias sp.
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Squatina californica
Torpedo californica

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