Black scorpionfish

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The black scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus), also known as the European scorpionfish or small-scaled scorpionfish, is a venomous scorpionfish, common in marine subtropical waters. It is widespread in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean from the British Isles to the Azores and Canary Islands, near the coasts of Morocco, in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.[3]

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Black scorpionfish
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Scorpaena
S. porcus
Binomial name
Scorpaena porcus
  • Scorpaena erythraea Cuvier, 1829
  • Scorpaena klausewitzi Frøiland, 1972

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