spines on dorsal fin.
|Scientific name||Sebastiscus marmoratus|
|English name||False kelpfish|
|Classification details||Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae|
|Distribution||Distributed all over Japan. East Asia.|
Body color varies from reddish brown to dark brown. White spots are scattered all over the body. The front of the dorsal fin is pointed and has spines. There are 4-5 white spots along the dorsal fin. The back of the head, the nape of the nape, and the neck of some individuals become whitish.
It inhabits reefs near the coast and hides in crevices and under rocks. It also likes gaps between tetrapods. It preys on small fish and crustaceans after dark.
Miura Peninsula Arasaki
There is a rockfish point under the rock just after entering the sea of Arasaki. Individuals as large as 20cm cling to humans without fear. If you shine a light under the rock, you will often run into a lurking scorpionfish.
Introducing a picture of False kelpfish.