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      Mozambique Scorpionfish
      Mozambique Scorpionfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Parascorpaena mossambica
      Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 18 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to Izu Islands, south to Australia; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Supraocular tentacles well developed.
      Biology: Inhabits areas with mixed sand and rubble in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Hides during the day, ventures out in the open at night.
      Aquarium Care: Venomous. Readily adapts to tank life. Does best if housed in a tank with coral rubble or pieces of live rock on the bottom. Will sit up against rocks and rubble and can be observed in full view. Will eat feeder fish and grass shrimp. It may be taught to take fresh bits of seafood from a feeding stick.
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