scorpion fish noun
: any of various scorpaenid fishes (especially genus Scorpaena)
First Known Use of SCORPION FISH
Rhymes with SCORPION FISH
scorpion fish noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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)
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.
California scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata)—Bud Meese/Root Resources
Learn More About SCORPION FISH
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up scorpion fish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).