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Large-scaled scorpionfish

Large-scaled scorpionfish

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

Caption

Large-scaled scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa) in net. This solitary, edible fish hides around rocks and marine plants and then ambushes its prey of small fish, crustaceans and other invertebrates. It has a row of spines on its back, which are 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 and the Mediterranean Sea. Photographed in the Mediterranean, off Levant Island, France.

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Model release not required. Property release not required.

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