Leaf fish

The leaf fish (Rhinophias sp.) is characterised by its ease of camouflage, showing apparent calm to mislead its victims.

Where to find them?

You have to keep your eyes open, as it is very difficult to guess where they are found. We challenge you to find them in the Mysteries of the Sea installation.

General aspects

The leaf fish is a great hunter – its apparent calm misleads its victims, which do not react in time before its attack.
Its fins have spines for self-defence.

The genus to which the leaf fish belongs has 7 species. All of them are very difficult to see, due to their great camouflage ability.

Which region do they inhabit?

They are generally distributed in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and usually live at depths between 18 and 55 metres.