Mike Bryant's Dive Trips, Photo Galleries

Spiny Devilfish in the

sand

Spiny Devilfish

Spiny Devilfish

Spiny Devilfish

Spiny Devilfish pair

Whiteface Waspfish

Painted Stingfish

Paddle Flap Scorpionfish

Paddle Flap Scorpionfish

Paddle Flap Scorpionfish

Lacey Scorpionfish

(juvenile)

Lacey Scorpionfish, color

variant.

Lacey Scorpionfish

Lacey Scorpionfish, color

variant.

Lacey Scorpionfish

Leaf Scorpionfish, color

variant.

Leaf Scorpionfish, color

variant.

Leaf Scorpionfish, color

variant.

Leaf Scorpionfish

Spiny Waspfish

Cockatoo Waspfish

Flasher Scorpionfish

Flasher Scorpionfish,

color variant

Devil Scorpionfish, color

variant

Devil Scorpionfish, color

variant

Reef Stonefish

Reef Stonefish

Tasseled Scorpionfish

Shortfin Lionfish, color

variant.

Shortfin Lionfish

Zebra Lionfish

Zebra Lionfish

Indonesia 2. The Bad.

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Lurking down on the black sand, sometimes buried in it, are many varieties of

stinging fish, well armed with venomous spines and usually well camouflaged.  A

sting from any of these will seriously mess up your day (more likely your month) and

the Reef Stonefish has a history of fatalities. The champion lurker here is the Spiny

Devilfish (the name says it all), a five inch spiked ball of potential pain that is

everywhere. I have a lot of pictures of these, mostly because there are a lot of them.

When diving in Lembeh, the first advice is not to put a hand on the sand--these are the

reason why.

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