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Black scorpionfish

Order Scorpaeniformes
Family Scorpaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body with dorsal profile quite arched, ascending from the eyes to the origin of the dorsal fin. Large and oval eyes; great spines and crests above the head. Wide mouth. Long pectoral fins. Rounded caudal fin. Brown color, dotted with black spots; three dark transverse bands in the caudal fin. It can measure up to 20 cm.

FAO code
Scorpaena porcus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
France Rascasse brune
Italy Scorfano nero
Portugal Rascasso
United Kingdom Black scorpionfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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