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Large Scaled Scorpionfish (SCORPAENA SCROFAL)

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SCORPIONFISH LARGE SCALED / SCORPAENA SCROFA L
6 12 2.57 5.10 Gibraltar 251095 R. Otte
8 16 2.96 6.8 El Canto Gibraltar 300596 S. Brown-Giraldi
AT AT 3.21 7.1 Los Picos Gibraltar 100892 J. Yeo
Solitary species found over a variety of bottoms, feeding on small fish, molluscs and crustaceans, of little sporting value. Distribution Eastern Atlantic, rarely as far north as the British Isles, also Mediterranean.

Mottled orange red and white colouration, white ventrally, with distinctive spots on fins. Spiny dorsal fin.

Image by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N.

 
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