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Bigscale scorpionfish

Scorpaena scrofa

Description:

It is the largest eastern Atlantic scorpion fish and can grow to maximum weight of approximately 3 kilograms and length of 50 centimetres. This specimen was around 30-40 cm in lenght.

Habitat:

This species is native to the Mediterranean Sea. This one was found at the depth of about 15 meters on small rocky reef.


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4 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner a week ago

Congrats on you SOTD Marek.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

You're welcome!

Different species though ;-) Both spectacular.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek a week ago

Thanks Daniele :) that is my second scorpionfish ending up as the SOTD :) check
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/137...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

Congratulations Marek, your Bigscale Scorpionfish is our Spotting of the Day:

"From its physical appearance to its venomous spines, this is one fish to be taken seriously! This Bigscale Scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa) is our Spotting of the Day. Scorpionfish (family Scorpaenidae) comprise some of the most venomous animals found in the sea. These fish possess spines on their dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins which are encapsulated by venom-producing sheaths. These will release venom when mechanically triggered by contact from a victim or prey. Scorpionfish are commonly encountered by divers or fishermen and can injure the hands of those who touch them".

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Μακεδονία - Θράκη, Greece

Lat: 40.08, Long: 23.30

Spotted on Sep 8, 2018
Submitted on Sep 8, 2018

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