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Slender rockfish

Order Scorpaeniformes
Family Scorpaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long body. Large head, with a somewhat concave profile, fringe on the nape of the neck, and great crests and thorns. Wide mouth that reaches behind the eyes. No submandibular dermal appendages. With large and branched dermal appendages above the mouth and in the lower part of the preopercle, and smaller in the lateral line. No scales under the head. A dorsal fin. Pectoral fins, rounded, do not reach the origin of the anal fin. Tail fin with rounded edge. Rosacea and orange coloration, with dark spots. There is usually a black spot on the end of the hard spokes of the dorsal fin. Up to 55 cm in length.

FAO code
Scorpaena elongata
Blue 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
International denominations
France Rascasse longue
Portugal Rascasso
United Kingdom Slender rockfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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