Wow, those are very nice! Do you have a photo somewhere showing off your entire collection? I'm curious how you store/display all of these little figures!
Most of my fish models are being stored . Meanwhile my appartement is too small to display my whole collection. Maybe someday I'll take a pic of all the fish at once, but I'd need a better camera for that.
As mentioned in the Recent Acquisitions, I finally have a paddlefish and a bowfin in my collection (something that has bugged me for some time). They are quite large, as they are meant to be 'decoys' although I can't imagine hunting for either fish with these decoys!
I have included the Colorata sturgeon (original paint) for scale. They're pretty big, but very realistic.
:)Very nice figure, most likely it represents Pterois volitans itself, although e.g. P. miles is also possible. P. volitans also occurs around Japan, so it's reasonable to assume it's ment to be this one. It's a little confusing because they are highly variable (also regarding the length of the tentacles on the nose): www.fishbase.org/Photos/ThumbnailsSummary.php?ID=5195 Anyway, definitely a Pterois and not Dendrochirus. If this was a real one you'd have to count the spines and soft rays in the dorsal and anal fins and compare that with what's been described for several Pterois species but there is some overlap.