Large-scaled scorpionfish

Large-scaled scorpionfish

Z605/0758 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 4.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Large-scaled scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa). Its body and head are covered in growths that help it to remain camouflaged. It uses its camouflage both to hide it from predators and to help it catch its own prey. It feeds on crustaceans and smaller fish, waiting for them to approach and then engulfing them with a rapid gulp. It may reach a length of 50 centimetres. It has a row of spines on its back that are linked to poison glands, which it uses for defence. The spines cause excruciating pain, but are not usually fatal to humans. This scorpionfish is found in the temperate waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. Photographed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: ambush, animal, bony fish, camouflage, camouflaged, carnivore, carnivorous, france, french, growth, growths, large-scaled, levant island, marine, mediterranean, mimesis, mimic, mimicry, nature, ocean, pisces, poisonous, predator, predatory, scorpaena scrofa, scorpionfish, sea, solitary, temperate, toxic, underwater, venomous, water, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.