scorpion fish


scorpion fish

noun

Definition of SCORPION FISH

:  any of various scorpaenid fishes (especially genus Scorpaena)

First Known Use of SCORPION FISH

1661

scorpion fish

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCORPION FISH

: any of a family (Scorpaenidae) of marine spiny-finned fishes; especially : one having a venomous spine or spines on its dorsal fin

scorpion fish

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

California scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata)—Bud Meese/Root Resources

Any of the numerous species of carnivorous marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, especially those in the genus Scorpaena, widely distributed in temperate and tropical waters. They have large, spiny heads and strong, sometimes venomous, fin spines. Many species blend with their surroundings by virtue of their dull colour, but some are brightly coloured, often red. The largest species grow to about 40 in. (1 m) long. Scorpion fish lie quietly on the bottom, often among rocks. See also lionfish; redfish; rockfish; zebra fish.

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