Greatly flattened laterally, high-backed body. Highly variable in colour: cream, yellow, greenish, brown, also white, red or pink.
Leaf scorpionfish are usually adapted to the colour of the environment, and only rarely contrasted to it, as is shown in the lower photo.
Size : 12 cm
Habitat : On coral, rock or rubble of protected and exposed reefs, 1-134 m. If required, it imitates swaying leaf by lateral waving in the current. Regularly replaces its external skin layer.
Distribution : East Africa to SW Japan, Galapagos, Hawaii, Australia and Fiji.