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Large-scaled scorpion fish

Order Scorpaeniformes
Family Scorpaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Round body, somewhat elongated and less convex than other species. Large, wide head and armored with thorns. Very large mouth with prominent lower jaw. Teeth in bands on both jaws. Very variable color, usually reddish brown with yellow, white and brown spots.

FAO code
Scorpaena scrofa
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
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug
International denominations
Germany Roter Drachenkopf
France Rascasse rouge
Italy Scorfano rosso
Portugal Rascasso vermelho
United Kingdom Large-scaled scorpion fish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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