scorpionfish


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scorpionfish

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scorpion fish

(skôr′pē-ən-fĭsh′)
n. pl. scorpionfish or scorpion·fishes
Any of various often brilliantly colored marine fishes of the family Scorpaenidae, having poisonous spines in the dorsal fins and often in the anal and pelvic fins, and including the lionfishes and, in some classifications, the rockfishes.

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
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I picture the burly author bringing up a rounded red fish on his line, each taking a moment to study each other, and Hemingway giving the scorpionfish a look of approval before easing it back into the sea, thinking "There goes my fish.
Guide to the identification of scorpionfish larvae (family Scorpaenidae) in the eastern Pacific with comparative notes on species of Sebastes and Helicolenus from other oceans.
Fishing for scorpionfish, whitefish and lingcod in waters deeper than 20 fathoms also is prohibited under the new regulations.
The rockfishes except for scorpionfish were unspecified and listed as Sebastes sp.
spotted scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata), California barracuda (Sphyraena argentea), barred sand bass (P.
Scientists from the United States, Japan, and Canada converged in Honolulu, Hawaii, during 26-30 June 1989 to Wk about rockfish, the common name for members of the scorpionfish genus Sebastes.
Sadler spotted a speckled scorpionfish disguised against an algae-covered outcropping and scribed its name on an underwater writing tablet.
Scorpaenodes xyris (Jordan and Gilbert 1882), rainbow scorpionfish
Members of the scorpionfish genus Sebastes are distinctive because they are primitive viviparous livebearers (Wourms, 1991), resulting in parturition of advanced yolksac larvae (Bowers, 1992).