Leaf fish (68K) Though they look menacing, leaf fish are very docile animals. This specimen is typical in length, about 3 or 4 inches. It parks itself on the reef for long periods, and its body acts as a sail, swaying with the slightest current. The reflective, almost glowing eyes seem to add to the mysterious nature of this fish. 

 I saw many of these diving the Capone islands. The other fish never bother scorpionfish varieties such as this-- their dorsal spines are sharp and venomous. 

Taenianotus triacanthus
common name: Leaf fish

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