Brown Scorpionfish (Scorpaena Porcus)

Latin name: Scorpaena porcus
Common name: Brown scorpionfish
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Scorpaena

Distribution: Mediterranean, Atlantic.

Habitat: On shelves and slopes, on rocky habitat and among seaweed.

Size: Up to 25cm.

Shape: Large, spiny head, large head, feathery tentacles over eyes.

Did you know? The spines of dorsal fin and gill covers contain a venom.