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submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003

Red Scorpionfish

Red Scorpionfish
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa

This ugly, big-headed fish has poisonous spines on its gill covers and dorsal fin. Common around Kythera.

Skull of scorpionfish, 6 cm. Gift of John A. Tzannes, 1992. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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