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12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

Ambon Scorpionfish

  • Class: Fish
  • Order: Perciforms
  • Family: Scorpionfish
  • Habitat: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

The ambon scorpionfish changes its color to yellow, brown, green or red - depending on the seaweed around it. This alone isn’t that unusual, as there are lots of animals that can do this. What really makes it stand out is its body shape: it looks like a bit of seaweed. You can see one of its eyes to the right, and its tail to the left. Perfectly camouflaged!

Ambon Scorpionfish Ambon Scorpionfish - Photo: Andaman/Shutterstock

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