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      Largescaled Scorpionfish
      Largescaled Scorpionfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Scorpaena scrofa
      Max. size: 50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 2,960 g
      Environment: demersal; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 20 - 500 m
      Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: British Isles (rare) to Senegal including Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Cape Verde. Also throughout the Mediterranean except Black Sea. South African species thought to be the same as population in the northeast Atlantic.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Dark spot often on spinous dorsal.
      Biology: Solitary and sedentary over rocky, sandy or muddy bottoms. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and mollusks
      Aquarium Care: Venomous. See other members of genus for general info. In the wild feeds on fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
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      Keywords: Largescaled Scorpionfish

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