Scorpaena


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Scorpaena

 

a genus of fishes of the family Scorpaenidae. They are distributed in subtropical and tropical seas. Two species are found in the USSR, in the Black Sea. The scorpion fish Scorpaena porcus is 7–13 cm long (sometimes up to 30 cm). There are cutaneous outgrowths over the eyes. The coloration is protective; after molting, which occurs once a month, it becomes brighter. The fish is sedentary, hiding on the sea bottom among rocks and algae. When its prey appears (small fishes, worms, crustaceans), the scorpion fish makes a short, rapid assault. The roe are pelagic. The spiny rays of the dorsal, anal, and ventral fins are equipped with poison glands. The fish, which is caught unintentionally with other fishes, has tasty flesh.

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US species Scorpaena guttata Pterosis volitans (red (common names) (California lionfish, 93% of US scorpionfish, population) Pterosis miles sculpin) (common lionfish, devil firefish, 7%) Subfamily names Synanceinae Common names Stonefish Common genera Synanceia verrucosa (reef stonefish) Synanceia horrida (estuarine stonefish) Geographic Mostly tropical distributions Indian and Western Pacific Oceans US species Not presently (common names) in US coastal waters
Los peces escorpion del genero Scorpaena comprenden numerosas especies distribuidas ampliamente desde las regiones tropicales hasta las zonas templadas, siendo consideradas como las especies mas venenosas del oceano Atlantico (4, 9, 10).
Jack (family) Carangidae Graysby Cephalopholis cruentata Tattler Serranus phoebe Squirrelfishes (family) Holocentridae Rainbow runner Elagatis bipinnulata Black margate Anisotremus surinamensis Bigeye scad Selar crumenophthalmus Bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus Red hind Epinephelus guttatus Grouper (genus) Mycteroperca Scorpionfish Scorpaena sp.
Sizes ranged from 27 mm in the reddish scorpionfish (Scorpaena russula) to 681 mm in the Spotted-tail moray (Gymnothorax equatorialis).
The most abundant taxa, especially on reef habitat, were the chain dogfish (Scyliorhinus retifer), a scorpionfish (Scorpaena sp.), the yellowfin bass (Anthias nicholsi), the red barbier (Baldwinella vivanus), the black sea bass (Centropristis striata), unidentified anthiine serranids, and the deepbody boarfish (Antigonia capros).
As opposed to the widespread pattern of producing individual planktonic eggs, several scorpaenid genera (Sebastolobus, Pterois, Scorpaena) extrude eggs in a floating bilobed gelatinous egg mass.
Testicular structure and semicystic spermatogenesis in a specialized ovuliparous species: Scorpaena notata (Pisces, Scorpaenidae).
maculiferus (Poey 1860), Scorpaena brasiliensis (Cuvier 1829), Monacanthus ciliatus (Mitchill 1818) y Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum 1792).
Unidentified billfish Scorpaenidae, Scorpionfishes 148 Scorpaena spp.
Latent post-impingement survival for the 15 species with 10, or greater, individuals collected alive ranged from 9.1% for queenfish to 100% for four species, including kelp bass, round stingray (Urobatis halleri), California scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata), and brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus) (Table 1).
Paralichthys fernandezianus Steindachner, 1903 Pez mariposa Pterygotrigla picta (Gunther, 1880) Venenoso o Escorpion Scorpaena thomsoni Gunther, 1880 Chancharro Helicolenus lengerichi Norman, 1937 Tollo de J.F.