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Black scorpionfish

Black scorpionfish

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ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Black scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus). This solitary, sedentary fish commonly hides around rocks and marine plants. It ambushes its prey of small fish, crustaceans and other invertebrates. A scorpionfish has a row of spines on its back, linked to poison glands for defence. The venom is dangerous to humans who may step on a camouflaged scorpionfish. This fish is found in the temperate waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Photographed in the French Mediterranean.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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