scorpion fish


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scorpionfish

, scorpion fish (skor'pe-on-fish)
Any of the marine fish with spines coated with extremely toxic mucus of the family Scorpaenidae, found in coral reefs worldwide. Those who handle these fish may be stung or even killed by the tissue-destructive enzymes and venoms they release. See: stonefish

scorpion fish

members of the family Scorpaenidae including bullrout, twelve-spined red rock cod, sixteen-spined fortescue, goblin fish and South Australian cobbler, all capable of administering a very painful sting from their spines. There may be a precipitate rise then fall in temperature and finally a fatal cardiovascular collapse.
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The prices may be higher than in Geordieland, but there are also things from the deep, like scorpion fish (rascasse) and octopus, which would never be seen in Shields and need to be tried.
Tuna and Scorpion Fish Salad with Agar-Agar (Serves 4)
This white fleshed member of the scorpion fish family is abundant in the Mediterranean and can usually be eaten all across the coast of Southern France and Provence.
At an initial visit to 4 on 6, there were such opportunities as scorpion fish sushi ($5) and live scallop sashimi ($7).
What I saw in the kitchen was about six litres of oil going into this pan, onions, garlic, heaps of fennel seeds, loads of saffron, and then live scorpion fish still wriggling from the market.
The most common sources of painful venomous stings are hymenopterous insects such as wasps, bees, and hornets, and sea creatures such as jellyfish, weaver fish and scorpion fish.
She explained: ``There are cod, eels, flatfish, scorpion fish and many others living in the docks but when we dive we see everything from ironing boards to cans and bottles lying there.
When the group pulled up the net it was filled with specimens including a horn shark, several varieties of perch, Pacific sand dabs, a California scorpion fish and spotted cusk eels, to name just a few.
Bedford of the Fish and Game Department said having a reef in the unfished waters of the reserve would allow for better monitoring of sport fish populations such as sand bass, sheepshead and California scorpion fish.