Spotback Scorpionfish

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Spotback Scorpionfish, Pontinus vaughani: From 60 fathoms deep during a fishing trip at Roca Partida, off Baja California, a strange and wildly-colored rockfish, identified by U.C. Santa Barbara's Dr. Milton Love as Pontinus vaughani, the Spotback Scorpionfish. The fish was caught during a November 2001 trip of the San Diego long range boat Breezers to the Revillagigedo Archipelago. Photo courtesy Ken Oda.

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